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Monday, December 9, 2013

Courtesy Call on Bishop Julius

L-R : Francis Tan, Sr Maria Dipal rgs, Sr Barbara Lip rgs, Fr Andreas SJ,
Bishop Julius, Fr Benny SJ and Sr Lidwina rgs
Sandakan : Fr Benedictus Hari Juliawan SJ, the co-ordinator of the Social Apostolate of Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (JCAP) based in Jakarta and Fr Andreas Sugijopranoto  SJ, the former director of Jesuit Refugee Service for Asia Pacific and former director of ATMI (Industrial Engineering Academy) in Solo, Central Java, currently pursuing a doctorate degree in civil engineering at Gajah Mada University, Yogyakarta paid a courtesy call on Bishop Julius Dusin Gitom this morning, 9th December 2013 at the Sandakan Diocesan Pastoral Centre.
The Social Apostolate of JCAP, since 2010 has placed migration and ecology as the two priority engagements as a Conference in the Asia Pacific region.
They exchanged views on the possible services that JCAP may extend to the migrants especially in informal / formal education to children of migrant workers. Issues on the realities of the migrants and the current outreach services carried out by the Diocese through the Good Shepherd Sisters were also highlighted. During their one week stay in the Diocese, they will visit the migrant communities, the children learning programme and the Migrant School in Tawau. 

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