Father Benjamin Sim

The Shepherd

Few Catholic priests in the Philippines are “pure Chinese.” There are many who have mixed Chinese and Filipino ancestry whose families practice the Catholic faith actively, so when they decided to enter the priesthood, the choice of vocation was seen as a blessing. Young Catholics from traditional Chinese families often find it difficult to explain …

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Angkong Ben

The title of “Father” embodies Benjamin Sim, pastor to parishioners in Mary the Queen Parish, where he had served from the 1990s to 2004 and Sacred Heart Parish in Cebu City. He is fondly called Angkong by his many parishioners, people who had served and are still part of his staff and members of communities …

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