Vocations

"In Indonesia we are few Catholics, but with ardent faith."

Fr. Kenny Ang is a young 28-year-old priest of the Diocese of Surabaya (Indonesia). He was born in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, and studies at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross thanks to CARF.

Sponsored by CARF-February 5, 2021-Reading time: < 1 minutes
Kenny Ang_carf

"I have the conviction that God has called me to be a holy priest after the heart of Jesus Christ."he says. His bishop sent him to study at the University of Navarra: "I arrived in Pamplona in the 2013-2014 academic year. After five years of formation at the Bidasoa International Ecclesiastical College and at the University of Navarra I am convinced that the story of my vocation is a story of God's action through many people."

After his ordination to the priesthood, he worked for one year in a parish in Surabaya. "Although we are a minority in my country, Catholics have a burning faith. There were many young families, it was a parish with a lot of life."Vincentius S. Wisaksono, who has welcomed him with fatherly affection.

"Catholics in Indonesia like to organize activities in parishes. However, many of them lack doctrinal formation. For this reason, my bishop sent me to Rome this year to further my studies at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross with a specialization in Dogmatic Theology to contribute to the formation of priests and faithful in the diocese of Surabaya."he says.

Kenny, it would have been very difficult for him to respond well to God's call without the generous assistance of the benefactors of Centro Académico Romano Foundation.

In collaboration with
Do you want independent, truthful and relevant news?

Dear reader, Omnes reports with rigor and depth on religious news. We do a research work that allows the reader to acquire criteria on the events and stories that happen in the Catholic sphere and the Church. We have star signatures and correspondents in Rome who help us to make the background information stand out from the media noise, with ideological distance and independence.

We need you to face the new challenges of a changing media landscape and a reality that demands reflection, we need your support.

In collaboration with
More on Omnes
La Brújula Newsletter Leave us your email and receive every week the latest news curated with a catholic point of view.