Malaysian Church News

  • Church fails to get nine-man bench to hear ‘Allah’ review

    Jan 15, 2015

    The chief justice of Malaysia has turned down a request by the Catholic Church to convene a minimum nine-man panel to deliberate its review application against the ban on the word Allah when the case comes up on January 21.

  • Pope Francis prays for ongoing AirAsia search

    Jan 08, 2015

    In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis promised his prayers for families affected by the disappearance of an AirAsia jet carrying 162 people.

  • Statistics of Flight QZ8501

    Jan 08, 2015

    Flight QZ8501 crashed into the Java Sea early Sunday morning in bad weather while flying from Surabaya to Singapore with 155 passengers, including 16 children and one infant.

  • AirAsia boss harnesses Twitter to show public leadership

    Jan 08, 2015

    AirAsia chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has been singlehandedly keeping the flow of information going in the wake of flight QZ8501's crash almost a week ago, using his own social media platform to provide the public real-time updates of the crisis.

  • Proactive stand draws praise

    Jan 08, 2015

    When authorities announced that wreckage and bodies were spotted at sea, Tony Fernandes wasted no time in personally apologising and expressing his grief to the families of the QZ8501’s passengers.

  • SMC’s outreach to the poorest of the poor

    Jan 08, 2015

    Christmas at St Michael’s Church (SMC) took on a special meaning this year, as it was more about giving to others than receiving.

  • Archbishop Emeritus John Lee celebrates golden jubilee

    Jan 08, 2015

    Seven Arch/Bishops and no less than 20 priests, and the faithful from the Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu converged at Sacred Heart Cathedral Kota Kinabalu on Dec 28 to celebrate the 50th Sacerdotal Anniversary of Archbishop Emeritus John Lee.

  • Celebrating the love story that is Fr Volle

    Jan 08, 2015

    Thousands of Catholic faithful took time from their hectic year-end revelry to gather at the Assumption Church on the last day of 2014 to bid farewell to Fr Andrew Volle, who was called home to the Lord on Sunday, December 28. He was 91.

  • Taman Indah Jaya BEC Brings Christmas Cheer And Joy To Those In Need

    Jan 08, 2015

    Pope Francis in his exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel (#48) said, “Today and always, ‘The poor are the privileged recipients of the Gospel. There is an inseparable bond between our faith and the poor. May we never abandon them.’

  • Parish Assembly at St Louis Church, Johor

    Jan 08, 2015

    About 180 parishioners attended and deliberated at the Parish Assembly of St Louis Church which was described by parish priest Fr M. Devadason, as “an important event in the life of the parish”.