KUCHING, MALAYSIA – “Today as I stand in front of you as a bishop, it is not about me. It is about the Church gathered here,” said newly ordained Auxiliary Bishop Simon Poh Hoon Seng of Kuching, Sarawak. More than 5,000 Catholics from Kuching archdiocese and other parts of Malaysia attended the episcopal ordination ceremony [...]
Vatican City, 24 April 2014 (VIS) – On Friday 18 the Holy Father accepted the resignation of Rev. Dom Umberto Beda Paluzzi, O.S.B., from the pastoral care of the territorial abbey of Montevergine in Italy, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law. […]
Vatican City, 28 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the office of auxiliary of the archdiocese of Dhaka, Bangladesh, presented by Bishop Theotonius Gomes C.S.C., upon reaching the age limit.
Vatican City, 25 February 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: - appointed Bishop Donal McKeown, auxiliary of the diocese of Down and Connor, as bishop of Derry (area 2,500, population 327,000, Catholics 245,700, priests 116, religious 107), Ireland. - accepted the resignation from the office of auxiliary of the archdiocese of Poznan, Poland, presented [...]
Vatican City, 11 March 2013 (VIS) – Today, the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff announced that this afternoon at 5:30pm in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace, the officers and assistants of the Conclave process will take the oath of secrecy. All those involved in the care of the coming Conclave, [...]
VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI appointed Father Joseph Hii Teck Kwong, parish priest at Mary Immaculate Conception parish in Kapit, (Malaysia) as auxiliary Bishop of the diocese of Sibu in East Malaysia. The diocese has a population of 745,000 of whom 90,000 are Catholics. There are 17 priests and 31 religious there. The new [...]