Mill Hill Missionary Fr Ivan Fang hails from Brunei and is currently engaged in missionary work in Sarawak, Malyasia.
Father Arin Sugit, the bishop’s assistant at Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral in the nation’s capital of Bandar Seri Begawan, explained to UCA News that the majority of Catholics are migrants.
Some 70 percent of the diocese’s Catholics are migrant workers from the Philippines. Another 20 percent are from other countries such as Indonesia, India and Malaysia. Only some 10 percent are indigenous Bruneians, he said.
“We’re fortunate to have a substantial Filipino congregation that makes our Church very lively,” reflected Bishop Sim. “They bring their faith, with popular pious devotions, and they enrich us and our faith very much.”