Category: National

Church, NGOs part of US Bishops’ itinerary to Malaysia 0

Church, NGOs part of US Bishops’ itinerary to Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR — From Penang, the delegation from the US Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) went to KL. On August 11, they met with Archbishop Julian Leow, some members of the clergy and other...

Sabah Christians “Walk for Jesus” 0

Sabah Christians “Walk for Jesus”

KOTA KINABALU — The Walk for Jesus, a bi-annual event organised by the Prison Fellowship Malaysia and co-organised by the Sabah Council of Churches, has through the years brought Christians from all backgrounds to...

Can that cross stay? 0

Can that cross stay?

VATICAN — Constitutional liberties, religious minorities, abuse of Christians: the right to erect a cross on a building used by a Christian sect has reignited the public debate in Malaysia about religious freedom and...

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大马联邦法院驳回上诉案,禁止《先锋报》使用「阿拉」指称天主

(梵蒂冈电台讯)马来西亚天主教会上诉请求允许《先锋报》使用「阿拉」一词来称呼天主,这起上诉案件于元月21日遭该国联邦法院驳回。吉隆坡总主教廖炳坚表示,这项裁决可能会箝制马来西亚的宗教自由。 马来西亚天主教周刊《先锋报》(The Catholic Herald)卷入这起争议案件多年,最新的判决或许使这个案件的法律途径就此结束。联邦法院的五名法官一致否决了任何采取进一步法律行动的可能性,因为先前各级别法院的审判「并无程序过失」。 廖炳坚总主教向《马来西亚内幕者》(Malaysian Insider)新闻网表示,这个判决「可能会打开潘朵拉的盒子,箝制少数群体处理自己宗教事务的自由」。廖总主教邀请众人持续祈祷,并要坚信事情必将柳暗花明。 马来西亚天主教会律师达斯(Datuk Cyrus Das)指出,现在还不能为「阿拉」一案下定论,因为「此案的核心议题在于宗教自由,未来或许可以透过其它类似案件来重新审视这个议题。」 《先锋报》主编劳伦斯‧安德鲁(Lawrence Andrew)神父则认为《先锋报》这起案件的法律途径已经结束。他冀望人们能和睦共处,少数群体的权利不被践踏。 马来西亚大多数人信奉伊斯兰教,占总人口的60%。其次是佛教,基督信仰是第三大宗教;在全国2800万人中,有260多万基督信徒。四个世纪以前编撰的拉丁─马来语字典指出,马来语圣经从一开始就使用「阿拉」一词来指称天主。 (Photo: Reuters)

New office bearers for MSBCBC 0

New office bearers for MSBCBC

JOHOR — The 94th Plenary Session of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei (MSBCBC) took place at Majodi Centre, Plentong, from 7-11 July. Apostolic Nuncio to Malaysia Archbishop Joseph Marino addressed...