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Outgoing PMS director calls for regional missionary council to be set up

JOHOR BAHRU – The outgoing regional director of the Pontifical Mission Society (PMS) of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei called for a regional missionary council to be set up in his final meeting with the region’s arch/bishops who were having their biannual meet on 10-14 July meeting here.

Father VA Michael said he has served the office for ten and a half years.

In his final report to the CBCMSB, he said the very nature of the church is to be missionary.  Hence, there is a need for a regional missionary council as well as at diocesan and parish level.

On the area of evangelisation, he said,  we need to reach out to all, especially to those outside the Church. “We need to be in touch with the people at the grass-root level.”

Fr Michael also thanked the Nuncio, CBCMSB and all Mission Directors of each diocese for their support and contribution in the last 10 ½ years. He said the new PMS Regional Director is Father Victor Louis of Penang Diocese. – heraldmalaysiaonline 

Fr Victor Louis appointed PMS national director

VATICAN CITY  – Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, on 2 March 2017 appointed national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei for a five-year term , Rev Victor Louis Gnanaprakasam, of the diocese of Penang.

The new national director was born on 1 November 1966 at Bagan Serai, Perak, and was ordained a priest on 14 July 1997 in his hometown. Since his ordination he has served vice parish priest, parish priest in various communities, and a member of the Council of Priests. In 2007 he was awarded a Masters in Missiology at the St Peter’s Institute in Bangalore. On 1 April 2007 he was appointed diocesan PMS Director. Then he served as parish priest, member of the Council of Priests and since 17 February 2016, Chancellor of the diocese of Penang.

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