Kalimantan – In Defense of the Dayak Iban People
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Kalimantan – In Defense of the Dayak Iban People

Land grabbing, illegal logging, and land conversion, however, threatened the indigenous communities on the island of Kalimantan. Archbishop Agus said that aside from outside help, the Dayak Iban people need to have their rights to their land protected. During his pastoral visit to remote area in Kapuas Hulu District in West Kalimantan (Borneo) Province, the…

Synodal Process: Malaysian Church Leadership Sees Hurdles
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Synodal Process: Malaysian Church Leadership Sees Hurdles

Catholic bishops in Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei have admitted that they too faced challenges in their work as they continue in efforts to dialogue with people in the Church’s synodal process. “We have been asking the people and the priests of their ideas and struggles,” said Bishop Sebastian Francis of Penang, president of the Catholic…

Sabah, Malaysia: Korean Missionaries Outreach
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Sabah, Malaysia: Korean Missionaries Outreach

Korean missionary Father Leo Choi Sangki started the shelter out of “love for the children of Sabah” in 2016. The priests belong to a Korean missionary institute called Societas Clericalis Sanctissimae Trinitastis de Mirinae (Clerical Society of the Most Holy Trinity of Mirinae), founded in 1976 by Father Francis Xavier Tjeong. The society is based in…

Sabah, Malaysia: Bishop Reflects on Pandemic
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Sabah, Malaysia: Bishop Reflects on Pandemic

Sandakan (Agenzia Fides) – “We are disciples and brothers in Christ even if we are socially separated. Christ’s mission does not stop when we are separated to contain the spread of the virus”, said Mgr. Julius Dusin Gitom, Bishop of Sandakan, in the province of Sabah, in Malaysian Borneo. Mgr. Gitom is the first bishop…

Malaysia: Anti-Minorities Bill Meets with Resistance from Churches
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Malaysia: Anti-Minorities Bill Meets with Resistance from Churches

Meanwhile, the Association of Churches in Sarawak (ACS), an inter-denominational group in Sarawak State, has also expressed “surprise” over Ahmad Marzuk’s announcement about new sharia laws in a statement on Sept. 9. The ACS, headed by Bishop Simon Poh of Catholic Archdiocese of Kuching, said that present or any future attempts to introduce sharia bills affecting non-Muslim religions…

Missiocom Malaysia
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Missiocom Malaysia

The word “Mission” conjures up nostalgic notions of travelling to distant lands to preach the gospel to people who have not heard about Jesus Christ. Up to recently, missionaries were still considered in such a category. They are those who have dedicated their whole lives to taking the good news to a foreign land. In…

Fr Michael Mandagiri MHM Shares Experiences of Mission
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Fr Michael Mandagiri MHM Shares Experiences of Mission

Fr Michael is clearly committed to his ministry and to his new-found community in Malaysia. But he also touchingly reminded us that missionaries leave their homes and families to ignite God’s love throughout the world. When asked what he missed from home, he told us: ‘Mostly my family, and then the food! A good curry…

Sr Isabel Kelly FMSJ Obituary
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Sr Isabel Kelly FMSJ Obituary

Your prayers requested for the repose of the soul of Sister Isabel Kelly who died at Franciscan Convent, Blackburn on 28th May 2021 Isabel Kelly was born on 31st January 1934, the eldest of four daughters  of Winifred and William Kelly in Milngarvie, Dumbarton, Scotland.  She is predeceased by her sisters Molly and Helen and…

Sarawak, Malaysia: Imaging the Story of the Mill Hill Missionaries in Borneo
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Sarawak, Malaysia: Imaging the Story of the Mill Hill Missionaries in Borneo

ST. JOSEPH’S HISTORICAL GALLERY IN KANOWIT “Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter” so goes an African proverb. The story of Mill Hill Missionaries in Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah and Brunei) from 1881 till today is unique and rich. It certainly needs to be…

Sarawak, Malaysia: Sharp Rise in Covid-19 Infections
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Sarawak, Malaysia: Sharp Rise in Covid-19 Infections

Fr. Mathews Olili MHM writes: Here in Malaysia we are all fine, except that the cases continue rising everyday. Last year we in Sarawak, where all our Members are, were spared the direct effects of it. Though movement was restricted and all Church activities suspended, our areas nevertheless largely remained with negative cases. However, this…