Bishops Details

Bishop Emeritus James Chan Soon Cheong, DD

Bishop Emeritus,DIOCESE OF MELAKA-JOHOR

Address

Graceville
MAJODI Centre
2101 Jalan Masai
Plentong, 81750 Masai, Johor

Contact Details

Telephone : 07-3871121
Fax : 07-3872498, 019-7151700
Website : https://www.mjdiocese.my

Event
Date
Date of Birth :
26-07-1926
Ordained as Priest :
09-08-1959
Appointed Bishop :
22-12-1972
Ordained Bishop :
08-06-1973
Retired :
10-12-2001
 

Brief History

Bishop James Chan Soon Cheong was born on July 26, 1926, in Selama. He was ordained a priest on Aug. 9, 1959. He was appointed Bishop of Melaka-Johor on Dec. 22, 1972. His Episcopal ordination took place on June 8, 1973. He retired at the age of 75 years on Dec. 10, 2001.

STATISTICAL SUMMARY

  • Approximate Total Population : 4.6 million
  • Estimated Catholic Population : 42,134
  • Baptism : Infants (under 7 years) : 517
  • Baptism :Adults : 440
  • Edifies : Parishes : 22
  • Chapels : 26
  • Mass Centres : 2
  • Personnel : Bishop : 1
  • Bishop Emeritus : 2
  • Vicars General : 2
  • Diocesan Priests : 36
  • Religious Priests : 13
  • Perrmanent Deacons : 10
  • Regligious Sisters : 36
  • Religious Brothers : 5
  • Seminarians : 5