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Thursday, July 9, 2015

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Vatican City, 9 July 2015 (VIS) – The Holy Father has appointed Fr. Simon Poh Hoon Seng as auxiliary of the archdiocese of Kuching (area 19,173, population 1,216,000, Catholics 192,569, priests 37, religious 82), Malaysia. The bishop-elect was born in Sri Aman, Malaysia in 1963 and was ordained a priest in 1988. He holds a licentiate in missiology from the Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome, and has served in a number of roles in the archdiocese of Kuching, including parish vicar, parish priest, director of the Commission for Vocations and spiritual counsellor for the Commission for Youth. He is currently chancellor of the archdiocese and member of the college of consultors, lecturer in missiology and spiritual director of the St. Peter's College major seminary in Kuching, coordinator of the archdiocesan commission “Mission and Evangelisation”, coordinator of the Human Development Commission, and parish priest of the Cathedral of Kuching.

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