New head appointed for Melaka-Johor diocese

JOHOR BAHRU – Pope Francis has appointed Msgr Bernard Paul, 62, as bishop-elect of Melaka-Johor diocese.Msgr Bernard Paul is currently the parish priest of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit and a vicar-general of Penang diocese.He will take over from Jesuit Bishop Paul Tan, who has headed the Melaka-Johor diocese since 2003.Msgr Bernard said that [...]

Night of carols, prayers at fundraising concert

It was an evening of music, colour and movement as the Cathedral Choir of the Risen Christ, accompanied by the Cathedral Chamber Consort, presented its annual Christmas concert at St Joseph’s Church, Victoria St.Titled Prince of Peace, the Dec 14 event saw the choir singing and dancing to a range of carols and songs, from [...]

The Church In Korea (1950)

War is raging in Korea and millions there are in agony. How can we be indifferent to the fate of our Korean brothers and sisters’? They are all creature::; of God like ourselves. And among them are Catholics, redeemed as we have been redeemed, by Christ’s Precious Blood, members of the great Christian family, our [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 5 April 2014

Vatican City, 5 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Fr. Bruno Ateba Edo, S.A.C., as bishop of Maroua-Mokolo (area 14,332, population 2,000,000, Catholics 70,000, priests 66, permanent deacons 10, religious 134), Cameroon. The bishop-elect was born in Zoetele, Cameroon in 1964, gave his perpetual vws in 1994 and was ordained a [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 4 April 2014

Vatican City, 4 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Bishop Michel Aupetit, auxiliary of the archdiocese of Paris, as bishop of Nanterre (area 175, population 1,568,000, Catholics 940,000, priests 332, permanent deacons 48, religious 637), France. […]

Other Pontifical Acts – 2 April 2014

Vatican City, 2 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – confirmed the erection of the archiepiscopal esarchate of Kharkiv, Ukraine by His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, major archbishop of Kyiv-Halyc, with the consent of the Synod of the Greek Catholic Church, with territory from the current archiepiscopal esarchate of Donetsk-Kharkiv, Ukraine. – gave his [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 25 March 2014

Vatican City, 25 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Fr. Aurelio Pesoa Ribera, O.F.M. and Fr. Jorge Angel Saldias Pedraza, O. P., as auxiliaries of the archdiocese of La Paz (area 10, 975, population 1,031,525, Catholics 825,220, priests 161, permanent deacons 1, religious 472), Bolivia. […]

Other Pontifical Acts – 15 March 2014

Vatican City, 15 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Sincelejo, Colombia, presented by Bishop Nel Hedye Beltran Santamaria, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law. – appointed Bishop Romulo T. de la Cruz of Kidapawan as [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 13, 14 March 2014

Vatican City, 14 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Rev. Wilhelm Zimmerman as auxiliary of the diocese of Essen (area 1,877, population 2,531,280, Catholics 856,661, priests 516, permanent deacons 78, religious 505), Germany. The bishop-elect was born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany in 1948 and was ordained a priest in 1980. He has [...]