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KK cathedral parish celebrates Malaysia Day with Mass and flag-raising ceremony

Flag-raising ceremony after the Mass, SHC grounds, 16 Sept 2017.

KOTA KINABALU – Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish here celebrated 54th Malaysia Day with Mass and flag-raising ceremony on 16 Sept 2017.  Archbishop John Wong presided at the BM Mass, concelebrated with Father Max Hontor.  The Malaysian bishops’ message to “build bridges of peace, unity, and harmony between people of all races and religions” was read out in BM by Fr Hontor in lieu of the homily.  After Mass, all adjourned outside for the flag-raising ceremony.  The national flag was raised when the national anthem (Negaraku) was sung followed by the raising of the state and parish flags simultaneously when the Sabah Tanah Airku (state anthem) was sung.

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