Bishops Details

Most Rev Simon Poh Hoon Seng, DD



Archbishop’s Office
Archdiocesan Curia and Cathedral Pastoral Centre
(Next to St Joseph’s Cathedral)
Batu 1,
Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg 93000 Kuching,

118 Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg
93000 Kuching, Sarawak.

P.O. Box 940 93718 Kuching
Sarawak, Malaysia

Contact Details

Telephone : 082-242634
Fax : 082-425724
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Brief History

Pope Francis on July 9, 2015 appointed Father Simon Poh Hoon Seng as Auxiliary Bishop of the archdiocese of Kuching (Malaysia) and assigned him the titular see of Sfasferia.

At the time of appointment the prelate was Chancellor and parish priest of the Cathedral of St. Joseph.

Simon Poh Hoon Seng was born on April 15, 1963 in Sri Aman, in the Archdiocese of Kuching. After attending local schools, he entered the Major Seminary in Kuching to complete his studies in philosophy and theology. He was ordained a priest on July 31, 1988 for the archdiocese of Kuching.

Since ordination he has served as Assistant priest in two parishes until 1994 when he left for Pontifical Urbaniana University to study for a Licentiate in Missiology for two years.

After returning in 1996, he served as pastor for six years at St. Anne, Kota, Padawanand then become director of Director of the Commission for Vocations and also as Spiritual Director of the Commission for Youth.

He also worked as Chancellor of the archdiocese and Member of the College of Consultors, professor of Missiology and Spiritual Director of the St. Peter's College Major Seminary, Kuching. He also coordinated the archdiocesan commission or mission and evangelization besides serving as pastor of the Cathedral of Kuching.


  • Approximate population : 1,172,618
  • Catholic population : 208,934
  • Parishes : 12
  • Outstations/Mass Centres : 343
  • Diocesan Priests : 25
  • Mill Hill Missionaries : 2
  • Franciscan Friars : 4
  • Franciscan Sisters : 53
  • Carmelite Sisters : 11
  • De La Salle Brothers : -
  • Full time Catechists : 24
  • Seminarians : 5
  • Jesuit Priests : 4
  • Salesians of Don Bosco : 2
  • Claretian Missionaries : 4