Posts Tagged ‘Brunei’

Church does not exist in its own little bubble

Thursday, November 5th, 2020
Brunei bishop thanks pope

The Brunei bishop Cornelius Sim has thanked Pope Francis for “choosing someone from the peripheries” to be counted among his cardinals. In the cardinal designate’s view, Pope Francis understands that the Church exists “in those little places where there is not much publicity” but where the faith is alive. Sim, along with 3 other priests, Read more

New Brunei law will see gays stoned, thieves’ hands amputated

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Brunei plans to implement Islamic criminal laws such as stoning to death for LGBTQ sex, and amputation for theft. Brunei, which is a tiny nation on the island of Borneo, has adopted a more conservative form of Islam in recent years. In 2013 it announced its intention to introduce sharia law, the Islamic legal system Read more

Despite small size, Church in Brunei has ‘lively’ faith

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Although it is one of the youngest and smallest “dioceses” in southeast Asia, the Apostolic Vicariate of Brunei is a steadily thriving Church with growing spiritual activities in its communities. “Our logo is ‘Duc in altum’ (Put out into the deep), and we now have projects to empower and sustain the missionary dimension of the Read more

Brunei moves to introduce national Sharia code

Friday, October 25th, 2013

The Sultan of Brunei says his country will begin enforcing a tough Islamic penal code in six months’ time. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said authorities had been considering the new Sharia Penal Code for years and it will be enforced in ‘phases’. Punishments under the Hudud code may include stoning for adultery, amputation for theft and Read more