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The cathedral of the first diocese in India.

St. Thomas the Apostle, who is believed to have arrived on Kerala’s Malabar Coast in 52 AD, is considered the father of the Catholic faith in India.

Christian communities developed and expanded further when European missionaries arrived in the 13th and 14th centuries.

The history of a few ancient dioceses in Asia can be dated back to 13th century pre-Portuguese mission expeditions.

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Diocese of Miri

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Bishop Richard Ng
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Bishop Richard Ng
P.O. Box 108,
Tanjong Lobang,
98007 Miri, Sarawak,
Malaysia

Phone: (085)33587
Fax :415-135
Email: [email protected]

Pope Francis on Oct. 30, 2013 appointed Father Richard Ng as the bishop of Miri diocese.

The bishop was born in Kuching, Malaysia in 1966 and was ordained a priest in 1995. He holds a licentiate in sacred scriptures from the Biblicum, Rome, and has served in a number of roles, including parish vicar of the cathedral of Kuching, lecturer in sacred scriptures in the major seminary of Kuching, and director of the archdiocesan Commission for Social Communications.

He is currently rector of the major seminary of Kuching. He succeeds Bishop Anthony Lee Kok Hin, who resigned upon reaching the canonical age limit of 75 years.

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