Messages

Merdeka & Hari Malaysia 2017 Message

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As Christians, we are called to be good people, for we have a shared humanity, with one another and with God himself in the person of Jesus Christ. It is this shared humanity that underpins our responsibility for the good of our neighbour, of society, and ...
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Archbishop Emeritus John Ha’s statement on his retirement

With my successor found, the Most Reverend Simon Poh Hoon Seng, I am now able to retire with peace of mind and heart. I certainly feel a profound relief and joy deep within me. To me this sense of relief and joy are an affirmation that I have made the ...
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Day of Prayer for Malaysia – Pastoral Letter from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia

STAND UP FOR OUR FAITH Dear Sisters and Brothers in the Lord, In the face of rapidly changing world that is deeply affected by rising secularism, individualism, religious fundamentalism, communalism and even materialism, the Catholic Archbishops and Bishops of Malaysia are deeply concerned and would like to call on our faithful to ...
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CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2016 – from Archbishop John Ha

In May this year, we marked the fortieth anniversary of the institution of the Archdiocese of Kuching with the theme: “Celebrating God’s Steadfast Love And Mercy”. Then in November, we closed the Extraordinary Year of Jubilee which bore the theme: “Merciful Like The Father.” With our experience of God’s mercy, ...
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Message: Joint Buka Puasa (17 June 2016) – Address by Archbishop John Ha

BUKA PUASA – 17 JUNE 2016 ARCHDIOCESAN CURIA AND CATHEDRAL PASTORAL CENTRE KUCHING My dear brothers and sisters of the Islamic faith My dear brothers and sisters in the Christian faith Good evening and welcome to this “Buka Puasa” in this hall of our ACCPC. Thank you all for coming to participate in ...
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Message: Lenten Appeal 2016

In addition to the poor people whom the CWS and St. Vincent de Paul Society are helping every year, natural disasters like earthquakes and floods in different parts of the world have left many victims in need, especially, to build up their damaged or destroyed homes. Extraordinary appeals of help ...
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[Video] Launching of the 40th Anniversary celebration of the Archdiocese of Kuching

On the last Pentecost, 22 May, the Archdiocese of Kuching launched her year-long celebration of 40th anniversary of the archdiocese. A video with the message from Archbishop John Ha and four people sharing their faith stories (based on the theme "Pentecost: Christ filling the Church with the Power of the ...
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Message: Lenten Appeal 2015

The sharp fall of oil prices has an adverse effect on the economy of our beloved oil producing Malaysia. Low income earners in our country are likely to feel the effect most and become poorer. As if this economic disaster was not enough, Malaysia was hard hit in January with ...
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