Chancery Notice – 23 January 2019

Appointments  1. The following are the new leadership team of the Congregation of the Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists) that were elected in the quadrennium 2019-2022 with effect from 1 January 2019: a. Gerard Louis CSsR – Vice Provincial b. Joseph Stephen CSsR – Vicarc. Eugene Lee CSsRd. Francis Vijayan CSsRe. Glenn de Cruz CSsR […]

Obituary: Fr Ignatius Huan called to the Lord

Fr Ignatius Huan (1941-2018)Father Ignatius Huan Kin Kwang, a diocesan priest of the Diocese of Malacca-Johor passed away this morning, 3 December 2018, on the Feast of St Francis Xavier. He was 77. Fr Ignatius had been instrumental in the formation of seminarians in Malaysia and Singapore as the Spiritual Director of College General, Penang, [...]

Tribute to all Jubilarians: Here to serve, now and forever

Let us be inspired by the unfailing commitment of our priests and Religious for faithfully living up to their vowsLa Salle Brother Gregory Lim 75 yearsLa Salle Brother Gregory Lim, 94, celebrated his 75th anniversary of his first Religious profession. He made his first vows on Oct 7, 1943, and final vows in 1949.Br Gregory [...]

Neocatechumenal Way members share experience of meeting pope

Members of the Neocatechumenal Way from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand pose for a photo at Tor Vergata, Rome.By Andrew J. Wong About 160 members of the Neocatechumenal Way from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand were in Rome to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movement with Pope Francis.The Neocatechumenal Way guides Catholics in an itinerary of [...]

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 [...]

Apostolic nunciature in M’sia inaugurated

Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu blessing the nunciature’s oratory. By Vincent D’SilvaThe apostolic nunciature at Jalan Ampang Hilir in Kuala Lumpur was inaugurated on Nov 23, and its oratory blessed by Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu, Substitute of the Secretariat of State of the Holy See the next day.Catholic leaders from Malaysia and Brunei, politicians and other [...]

Mass marks appointment of Malaysia’s first cardinal

Cardinal Anthony Soter Fernandez greets people during a Jan 8 thanksgiving Mass to mark his appointment as Malaysia’s first cardinal.“To all of you, I wish to remain just Soter, without any titles,” said Cardinal Anthony Soter Fernandez.The new Malaysian cardinal made this self-effacing remark during a thanksgiving Mass held to mark his appointment as Malaysia’s [...]

SJI students share experience of outreach project through photos

SJI student Joelle Tan (far left) sharing the meaning behind a photo with fellow students and SJI principal Fr Adrian Danker (second from right) at the photography exhibition on Nov 19.St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) launched a photography exhibition that aimed to give viewers a glimpse of the community projects undertaken by their students.The Global Education [...]

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 [...]

MEP priest called to the Lord

Fr L Danion, who served the Church in Asia, including Singapore and Malaysia, for 54 years, has passed away in France.The French priest was born in August 1914 and joined the Paris Foreign Missions Society (MEP) in 1932.He was ordained in June 1938 and sent to Chongqing, China, where he served until July 1952 when [...]