Remembering Cardinal Cornelius Sim

  • Pope praises Cardinal for ‘generous service’

    Jun 05, 2021

    Cardinal Cornelius Sim, the first cardinal of Brunei Darussalam, passed away in Taiwan on Saturday, May 29.

  • From a Priest, to a Bishop, to a Cardinal

    Jun 05, 2021

    There is no particular historical news about the titular see of Putia in Numidia but the fact that northern Africa (the actual Algery) was where St Augustine (Bishop of Hippo) was primate and from his see, it is known, he used to give advices to the bishops of Numidia.

  • The composition of Catholics in Brunei

    Jun 05, 2021

    Fr Arin Sugit, the bishop’s assistant at Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral in the nation’s capital of Bandar Seri Begawan, explained that the majority of Catholics are migrants.

  • He baptised me

    Jun 05, 2021

    “The best place to start about my encounter with His Eminence is back in 1993 when I joined the RCIA programme in St John’s Church.

  • The only priest ministering in Brunei

    Jun 05, 2021

    “He was a great supporter of the Chinese-speaking group though he was unable to speak the language. Under his encouragement, the group was formed in 1995 and continues to thrive until today. After his episcopal ordination in 2005, Bishop Sim was a frequent traveller, either participating in or giving sessions at international conferences.

  • He delighted in being with the people

    Jun 05, 2021

    Cardinal Cornelius Sim, a faithful servant of the Catholic Church, served for many years as President of the Regional Episcopal Commission for Social Communications (RCSC) of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.

  • An advocate for mission and communication

    Jun 05, 2021

    “SIGNIS Malaysia extends its heartfelt condolences to family, clergy and fellow community of Brunei on the passing of our dear friend Cardinal Sim,” she added.

  • Friendly to those in the media

    Jun 05, 2021

    “Catholics in this region of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei are filled with sadness to receive news of the passing of His Eminence Cornelius Sim of the Apostolic Vicariate of Brunei Darussalam, in Taiwan on May 29.

  • An inspiration in humility and patience

    Jun 05, 2021

    “Cardinal Sim was like a father figure to me. Because I’ve always been interested in the media, I started out serving in the church by helping to take pictures for youth events.

  • Regional Bishops during the Ad Limina visit in February 2018

    Jun 05, 2021

    The Cardinal, Arch/ Bishops from Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei made their ad limina visit to Rome Feb 4-9, 2018.