KK hosts Malaysian Bishops Conference for the first time

L-R: Bp Bernard Paul (Melaka-Johor), Bp Sebastian Francis (Penang), Bp Richard Ng (Miri), Bp Joseph Hii (Sibu), Bp Cornelius Piong (Keningau), Abp Emertus John Ha (Kuching), Bp Julius Gitom (Sandakan), Abp Julian Leow (Kuala Lumpur), Abp Simon Poh (Kuching), Abp John Wong (Kota Kinabalu), Holy Cross Tower Nulu Sosopon Keningau, 26 Oct 2017.

KOTA KINABALU – Kota Kinabalu Archdiocese hosted for the first time the Malaysian Bishops Conference at Vianney Home Dontozidon on 23-27 Oct 2017.

Twelve arch/bishops attended the conference which tackled various issues confronting the local Malaysian Church and coming out with common guidelines on those issues.

Among the guidelines are those on child protection and education.

The participants also discussed the forthcoming Malaysian Catholic Clergy Assembly scheduled for July 2018 at Majodi Centre Plentong Johor.  This explained the presence of Archbishop Emeritus John Ha of Kuching who has been tasked to facilitate the retreat of the participants.

Penang Diocese will host the next conference in 2018 while the first conference was held in Kuala Lumpur last year.

Since the participants were able to finish their agenda early, they had time to visit the Cross Tower, a part of the newly constructed Holy Family Pilgrimage Centre located on Nulu Sosopon or Sosopon Hill, sitting on a 10.2-acre  hilly land overlooking Keningau town on Oct 26.

 

Article reproduced from Catholic Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu

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