Tsai expresses gratitude for Catholic missionaries in Taiwan

The President encourages missionaries in Taiwan who qualify to apply for Taiwanese citizenship

Taiwan News 
Date: 2018/10/01
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the morning of Oct. 1, President Tsai Ing-wen received an

President Tsai Ing-wen received an audience of Catholic missionaries in Taipei (By Central News Agency)

audience of Catholic missionaries serving in Taiwan, as well as a Representative of the Holy See, the Chargé d’Affaires of the Apostolic Nuncio, Msgr. Slađan Ćosić.

The President expressed gratitude to the Catholic Church for the love and contributions it has given to Taiwan over many generations. Tsai noted that Catholic missionaries have been serving in Taiwan for over 500 years and those serving in Taiwan on average dedicate 36 years of their life to service in the country.

The president indicated that such dedication and perseverance over such a long history shows the love with which the Church regards Taiwan and Taiwanese people.

Tsai offered her sincere gratitude to the missionaries for their service, recognizing how the contributions of the church over the years have furthered Taiwan’s social development, reports LTN.    [FULL  STORY]

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