KUCHING: Former Anglican Bishop of Kuching and Brunei Right Rev Datuk Made Katib passed away at the age of 71 around 6pm yesterday at Sarawak General Hospital here.
The late Made was a Bidayuh who hailed from Annah Rais (used to be known as Senah Negeri) in Padawan.
He was enthroned as the 12th Bishop of Kuching on Nov 30, 1995.
He was the predecessor to current Bishop of Kuching Most Rev Datuk Bolly Lapok. Bolly, who is also the Archbishop of the Province of South East Asia, took over the role of Bishop of Kuching and Brunei in 2007.
The late Made retired from the ministry on Jan 23, 2007, which was also his 65th birthday.
He dedicated 38 years of his life to the ministry.
He started as a deacon on Sept 22, 1968 and a year later he was ordained a priest by the Diocese of Kuching’s first indigenous bishop, the Right Rev Datuk Basil Temenggong.
From thereon, the late Made served as a priest in many places in Sarawak before being promoted to Bishop.
Made is survived by wife Matilda Thomas Ng and daughter Elvina Mary.