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KUDAT – Over 500 Chinese-speaking faithful participated in the final three-lap pilgrimage to the Holy Doors in Sabah on 3 Oct 2016.
Led by Abp John Wong and Fr Joshua Liew, these pilgrims started their journey to St Peter Kudat, 190 km north of Kota Kinabalu, with a prayer at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Kota Kinabalu before leaving in 13 buses.
En route to St Peter Kudat, the prelate took the opportunity to raise his fellow pilgrims’ awareness of Christian life through a tour of the sacraments, giving them time to ask questions. He also increased their knowledge of the Malaysian dioceses as well as the purpose of the Year of Mercy (YOM) and the conditions required to receive the Jubilee Indulgence.
The pilgrims assembled in the De Wit Memorial Hall upon arrival for the procession to the Holy Door.
Mass was celebrated after the rite of entrance through the Holy Door.
After lunch, the pilgrims went to the Tip of Borneo, northernmost point of Borneo Island, to celebrate God’s beauty in creation.
The first lap of the YOM pilgrimage was to Membakut and Limbahau on March 13 while the second lap was to Ranau and Sandakan on July 6-8.