By Chew Lip Song
MIRI’S Catholic Diocese Bishop Richard Ng has urged Christians to reach out to those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, regardless of their backgrounds.
He said this in his Good Friday message yesterday broadcast live on social media for the first time following the ban on public gatherings, The Star reported.
“Be caring and generous as reflected by the life of Jesus Christ, ” he said. There are 90,000 Catholics in Miri Diocese.
Ng said now was a time for everyone to ponder and reflect on life, and more importantly renew their relationship with God, their families and loved ones.
“Good Friday marks the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. It is a day of sorrow and atonement for sins committed.
“This will culminate with Easter Sunday where we celebrate the resurrection of Christ. From suffering to hope and salvation, that is the essence of the Holy Week which began with Palm Sunday last week.
“During this outbreak, we will live stream mass via social media and parishioners can follow them at home, ” he said.
Miri Catholic parishioners are spread over 11 urban and rural parishes in Sarawak.