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The Catholic Church, with 929,000 members, enjoys religious freedom in Malaysia, and is deeply involved in educational work and health services.This is the true Catholic way.
And there is control over publications, and copies of the bible have been seized when published in the Malay and Iban language, because of the prohibition on the use of certain religious words and language by non-Muslims, such as “Allah”.
The Holy See hopes that with full diplomatic relations and a resident nuncio it can enter into a constructive dialogue with the Malaysian authorities on all these matters.
Official Vatican announcement.
Background Archbishop Joseph S. Marino.