From The Archbishop’s Desk

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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Bits & Pieces: A trip to Thailand

In 2013 Bishop Silvio Siripong of the Diocese of Chantaburi (Thailand) led a group of 22 of his priests to visit the Archdiocese of Kuching. We were of course thrilled and worked out a programme of praying and reflecting together, sharing our pastoral experiences and challenges and enjoying one another’s ...
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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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Message: Christmas 2014

The year 2014 is drawing to its close. It has been a year of great blessings for the Archdiocese of Kuching in terms of Jubilee celebrations: Archbishop Emeritus Dato’ Sri Peter Chung’s Diamond Jubilee, Fr. Dato’ Lawrence Chua’s and Fr. Albert Jacobse’s Golden Jubilee; and the Platinum Jubilee of Sr. ...
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Bits & Pieces: My Experience at the Extraordinary Synod 2014

The journeying together (which the word “Synod” means) of the Bishops as shepherds of their respective Catholic communities with Pope Francis was for me a profound experience of the universal Church as a pilgrim people. The Bishops were from all over the world. While some knew one another, a lot ...
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