Memorable trip to Rome

Pope Francis greets Archbishop William Goh at the Vatican on Feb 8 during his ad limina visit.Meeting Pope Francis was a highlight of a recent trip to Rome for Archbishop William Goh. He was there from Feb 3-12 together with bishops of Malaysia and Brunei for their ad limina visit.This is an obligatory visit that [...]

Vatican envoy encourages region’s bishops ahead of their Rome visit

The bishops of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei discuss upcoming trip to visit pope and major Vatican officesParticipants at the bishops’ conference meeting. Seated from left: Archbishop Simon Poh (Kuching), Archbishop William Goh (Singapore), Bishop Sebastian Francis (Penang), Archbishop Joseph Marino (Apostolic Nuncio to Malaysia), Archbishop Julian Leow (Kuala Lumpur) and Archbishop John Wong (Kota Kinabalu). [...]

Important to review ways in which Church operates

Vatican representative highlights this issue during regional bishops’ meetingArchbishops and bishops of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei meeting with Apostolic Nuncio to Malaysia Archbishop Joseph Marino (top of photo, in white). Canossian Sr Margarete Sta Maria was the recording secretary.By Vincent D’SilvaJOHOR BAHRU – The Vatican’s representative to Malaysia has reminded the region’s Church leaders of the [...]

Chancery Notice – 26 July 2016

APPOINTMENTS The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei has elected Archbishop William Goh DD to the following offices for the term of 2017-2018:a. Honorary Secretary of the Bishops’ Conference.b. President for the Commission for Consecrated Life.c. President for the Commission for Apostleship of the Sea. Fr Nithiya Sagayaraj, a priest from the Diocese [...]

Catholics respond to Vatican survey on family

Promote Church teaching on marriage and the family more vigorously. Offer more pastoral care to single parents and people experiencing same-sex attraction.These were some suggestions offered by Catholics who took part in an online survey conducted by the Archdiocesan Commission for the Family (ACF) in February.The survey sought feedback from priests, Religious, laypeople and organisations [...]

Catholics urged to participate in family survey

The Archdiocesan Commission for the Family (ACF) is gathering feedback from local Catholics in preparation for an important bishops’ meeting on the family to be held in Rome.The XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will be held from Oct 4-25, and will discuss the topic, The Vocation and Mission of the Family [...]

My reflections on the family synod

Ideas were ‘frankly expressed’, says Archbishop John Ha of KuchingThe journeying together (which the word “Synod” means) of the Bishops as shepherds of their respective Catholic communities with Pope Francis was for me a profound experience of the universal Church as a pilgrim people. The Bishops were from all over the world. While some knew [...]

Archbishop Goh, bishops from other Churches to hold healing service

Bishops from different churches will come together on Oct 6 to hold an Ecumenical Charismatic Healing Service.Archbishop William Goh will give the homily, Bishop Terry Kee of the Lutheran Church will serve in the healing ministry team and Methodist Bishop Dr Wee Boon Hup will give the benediction.The service will take place at Aldersgate Methodist [...]