In the ad limina visit by the Bishops Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei on 4-9 Feb 2018, Cardinal Soter Fernandes shares on the visit the bishops made to his parish in Rome.
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei made a visit to my parish, Sant’Alberto Magno, on Wednesday, February 7, during their recent Ad Limina visit to Rome.
Archbishop Julian Leow was the main celebrant and all of us concelebrated at the Eucharistic Celebration which was in Italian.
After the Mass, there was a simple reception, where we met with the parishioners, who are mostly elderly folks.
There was an Indian Capuchin priest, Father Jonathan, who was also with us. He presented a beautiful golden shawl to the priest there, Msgr Donato Perron.
On Feb 8, we met Pope Francis for two hours. He was very welcoming and perceptive. Midway through our discussions, he got up to serve water to the translator, a Nigerian priest.
Pope Francis is not cowed by anything because he is a man of God, a man of prayer. He has discernment of the spirit and is doing the right things. – Herald Malaysia, 28 Feb 2018