Winter 2019 Vol. 39 - No. 195  Formation in the Catholic Church in China

In Memory of our real friend Fr. Roman Malek

Holy Spirit Study Centre

        Fr. Roman Malek, was born in Bytow (Kashubia, Poland) on 3 October 1951. He entered the Society of the Divine Word (S.V.D.) in 1969. He moved to the S.V.D. Mission house at Sankt Augustin in 1976 to pursue a degree in Sinology, Japanology, Comparative religious studies and Church history at the University of Bonn. He received a doctoral degree in Sinology in 1984. In 1998, Fr. Malek was appointed Professor of the History of Religions at the Philosophical-Theological Faculty S.V.D., St. Augustin. He was Editor of the world known Monumenta Serica for a couple of decades and he edited the interdisciplinary book series, The Chinese Face of Jesus Christ. In April 2011 he suffered a severe stroke, which abruptly put the brake on many of his creative activities. He was awarded the prize "Heart without borders" from the Polish Cardinal-Adam-Koz?owiecki Foundation in June 2016. In April 2018 he moved to the S.V.D. mission house in G?rna Grupa in his native Poland where he passed away after a short illness on 29 November 2019.  

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