Bishops Details

Rt. Rev Cornelius Sim, DD

Bishop,APOSTOLIC VICARIATE OF BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

Address

Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
No. 11, Jalan Kumbang Pasang,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
BS8671
Brunei Darussalam

P.O.Box 527,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
BS8671 Brunei Darussalam

Contact Details

Telephone : (673) 222-2261
Fax : (673) 223-8938
Email : frcsim@gmail.com

Event
Date
Date of Birth :
16-09-1951
Ordained as Priest :
26-11-1989
Installed as Prefect :
23-02-1998
Appointed Vicar Apostolic of Brunei :
20-10-2004
Ordained Bishop :
21-01-2005
 

Brief History

Bishop D.D Cornelius Sim was born on Sept. 16, 1951, in Seria. He was ordained Brunei's first local priest on Nov. 26, 1989, the feast of Christ the King by Bishop Anthony Lee Kok Hin of Miri (Malaysia) in Seria's Church of the Immaculate Conception and was installed as Prefect of the Apostolic Vicariate of Brunei Darussalam on February 23, 1998. He was appointed Vicar Apostolic of Brunei on Oct. 20, 2004. His episcopal ordination was on Jan. 21, 2005.

STATISTICAL SUMMARY

  • Approximate total population : 415,717 (July 2013 est.)
  • Estimated Catholic population : 18,000 est
  • Baptism : Infant (under 7 years) : 82
  • Adult : 55
  • Confirmation : 69
  • Marriages : Between Catholics : 19
  • Between Catholics & Non-Catholics : 18
  • Edifices : Parishes : 3
  • Mission : 1
  • Personal : Bishop : 1
  • Religious Priest : 0
  • Diocesan Priests : 3
  • Transitional Deacon : 0
  • Religious Sister : 0
  • Seminarian : 0
  • Full time Catechist : 1
  • First Holy Communion : 108