From The Archbishop’s Desk

Statement on Easter bombings in Sri Lanka by Archbishop Simon Poh

As I wish you Happy Easter, we are also saddened by the shocking news of the bombing and massacre of the innocent in churches and hotels in Colombo on Easter Sunday. For Christians, Easter Sunday is a very sacred celebration. On Good Friday, Jesus died on the Cross, offering his life ...
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An Easter Greeting from Archbishop Simon Poh

On the night of the Last Supper, Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss of peace. He then faced an unfair trial, physical torture – scourging and whipping, public humiliation in the city streets as he carried the cross to Mt. Calvary. Finally he experienced the excruciating pain and death by ...
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Archbishop’s Lenten Message 2019 / Perutusan Musim Lent / 四旬期文告

Dear brothers & sisters in Christ, and friends of good will. Once again for Catholics, we are beginning the season of Lent. The word LENT means SPRING in old English. The season of Lent coincides with spring, when a farmer prepares the ground and crop for planting. In our Church, Lent ...
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Archbishop Simon Poh’s message for Christmas 2018

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son” (John 3:16) Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord. Christmas is just round the corner. This year has indeed been an eventful year. Together we have gone through many celebrations and challenges in our Archdiocese, in Sarawak and in ...
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Merdeka & Malaysia Day Message 2018

Brothers and Sisters, The theme for this year’s 61st Merdeka Day and 55th Malaysia Day celebration “Sayangi Malaysiaku” resonates most deeply with the beating heart of every Malaysian. It also marks a maturity of sorts for our Nation which had witnessed an unprecedented electoral tsunami and most importantly a peaceful transfer ...
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Perutusan Uskup Agung Sempena Gawai 2018

(Dalam Bahasa Malaysia) Setiap tahun pada waktu sekarang, kita merayakan Pesta Menuai iaitu Gawai di Sarawak dan Kaamatan di wilayah jiran kita, Sabah. Gawai menandakan berakhirnya musim menuai dengan perayaan kesyukuran bermasyarakat. Sebagai umat Kristian, kita merayakan Gawai dengan memanjatkan kesyukuran kita kepada Allah dalam Gereja. Saya sentiasa kagum dengan terjemahan ...
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Ad Limina Visit in Rome 2018 – Archbishop Simon Poh reflects

One of the memorable moments of my first Ad Limina Visit is the meeting with Pope Francis on 8 February 2018. There were two earlier occasions that I personally met our Holy Father. The first was in October 2016, together with Archbishop Julian and Bishop Bernard Paul, when we attended ...
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Annual Lenten Appeal 2018 (3 languages)

Lenten Appeal Message This year, our Chinese New Year falls on the 3rd day of the Lenten Season. Our Malaysian Bishops have given dispensation from fast and abstinence from meals on this Friday in view of this festive season when we offer our gratitude and respect to our elders, celebrate and ...
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