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Two new Catholic schools opened in Takea Province(sic)
Phnom Penh (AsiaNews / EdA) - The Catholic Church of Cambodia is celebrating the opening of two new Catholic schools, one primary and one secondary, in the southwestern province of Takéo, on the border with Vietnam.
On January 29, Msgr. Olivier Schmitthaeusler, apostolic vicar of Phnom Penh, presided at the inauguration ceremony together with the Hon. Hangchuon Naron, Cambodian Minister of Education, Youth and Sports.
During the celebrations, Msgr. Schmitthaeusler received the Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Sahametrei. This is a high honor in the Kingdom, conferred on foreigners who have rendered distinct services to the king and the people of Cambodia. In the case of the apostolic vicar, it was for his commitment in the field of education.
"It was a historic day for two new schools - writes Msgr. Schmitthaeusler - the elementary and artistic school Saint-François and the technical agricultural and tourist institute Saint-François. His Excellency Hangchuon Naron, Minister of Youth and Sports Education, presided over the inauguration of our two new schools. In his speech and during his visit of the two institutions, the Minister gave us all his support and encouragement ".
http://asianews.it/news-en/Two-new-Cath ... 46143.html
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