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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Kuching

Malaysia Malaysia

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 19,173 km²

Population: 201,719 Catholics (16.4% of 1,231,000 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Miri, Sibu

Neighbouring Dioceses: Pontianak (↙), Singapore (←), Melaka–Johor (←), Sibu (→), Sintang (↘), Sanggau (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: March 19

Statistics: 12 parishes, 39 priests (27 diocesan, 12 religious), 88 lay religious (16 brothers, 72 sisters), 6 seminarians (2015)

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

All Churches (19)

Pontianak (↙), Singapore (←), Melaka–Johor (←), Sibu (→), Sintang (↘), Sanggau (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2017.03.04 – ...):Archbishop Simon Poh Hoon Seng (54)Archbishop Simon Poh Hoon Seng (傅雲生) (54)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Kuching (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Simon Poh Hoon Seng (54)Archbishop Simon Poh Hoon Seng (傅雲生) (54)Permalink
(2017.03.04 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kuching (Malaysia)

Born:1963.04.15 (Malaysia)
Ordained Priest:1988.07.31
Consecrated Bishop:2015.09.24

Titular Bishop of Sfasferia (2015.07.09 – 2017.03.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Kuching (Malaysia) (2015.07.09 – 2017.03.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kuching (Malaysia) (2017.03.04 – ...)

Archbishop John Ha Tiong Hock (70)Archbishop John Ha Tiong Hock (夏長福) (70)Permalink
(2003.06.21 – 2017.03.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Kuching (Malaysia)

Verbum caro factum

Born:1947.03.05 (Malaysia)
Ordained Priest:1972.12.14
Consecrated Bishop:1998.06.06

Titular Bishop of Canapium (1998.01.17 – 2003.06.21)

Auxiliary Bishop of Kuching (Malaysia) (1998.01.17 – 2003.06.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kuching (Malaysia) (2003.06.21 – 2017.03.04)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei (2013.01.01 – 2017.01.01)

Archbishop Peter Chung Hoan Ting (89)Archbishop Peter Chung Hoan Ting (鍾萬庭) (89)Permalink
(1976.05.31 – 2003.06.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Kuching (Malaysia)

Born:1928.09.10 (Malaysia)
Ordained Priest:1954.09.26
Consecrated Bishop:1970.11.15

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) (1970.09.01 – 1972)

Titular Bishop of Asolo (1970.09.01 – 1976.05.31)

Vicar Apostolic of Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) (1972 – 1975)

Vicar Apostolic of Kuching (Malaysia) (1975 – 1976.05.31)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei (1976 – 1979)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kuching (Malaysia) (1976.05.31 – 2003.06.21)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei (1994 – 2000)

Vicars Apostolic of Kuching (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Peter Chung Hoan Ting (89)Bishop Peter Chung Hoan Ting (鍾萬庭) (89) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1975 – 1976.05.31)

(see above)

Bishop Karl Reiterer, M.H.M.Permalink
(1968.02.09 – 1974.12.30)

Born:1923.03.01
Ordained Priest:1948.07.11
Consecrated Bishop:1967.05.18
Died:1974.12.30 († 51)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Kuching (Malaysia) (1967.02.09 – 1968.02.09)

Titular Bishop of Sidyma (1967.02.09 – 1974.12.30)

Vicar Apostolic of Kuching (Malaysia) (1968.02.09 – 1974.12.30)

Bishop Jan Vos, M.H.M.Permalink
(1952.02.14 – 1968.02.09)

Born:1902.03.21 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1927.07.17
Consecrated Bishop:1952.06.12
Died:1973.06.29 († 71)

Prefect Apostolic of Sarawak (Malaysia) (1949.11.18 – 1952.02.14)

Vicar Apostolic of Kuching (Malaysia) (1952.02.14 – 1968.02.09)

Titular Bishop of Cnidus (1952.02.14 – 1973.06.29)

Prefects Apostolic of Sarawak (Roman Rite)

Fr. Jan Vos, M.H.M. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1949.11.18 – 1952.02.14)

(see above)

Fr. Luigi Hopfgartner, M.H.M.Permalink
(1935.11.08 – 1949)

Died:1949

Prefect Apostolic of Sarawak (Malaysia) (1935.11.08 – 1949)

Fr. Edmondo Dunn, M.H.M.Permalink
(1927.02.05 – 1935)

Died:1935

Prefect Apostolic of Labuan and Borneo (Malaysia) (1897.05.04 – 1927.02.05)

Prefect Apostolic of Sarawak (Malaysia) (1927.02.05 – 1935)

Former Prelates


as of 2017.10.16

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