Skip to main content
Overseas Community Affairs
Care and Assistance Associations
Continental Annual Conferences
Seminars of Overseas Community
Visiting Groups of Overseas Community
Overseas Compatriot Identification Certification Application Requirements
Application Form Download
Permanent Residence Systems of Different Countries
Q & A
Overseas Compatriot Education
Introduction to Overseas Compatriot Education
Assigning Cultural Delegations on Overseas Performance Tours
Taiwanese American Heritage Week & Asian Heritage Month in Canada
Taiwanese Culture and Folk Art Teacher Training Program
Business & Trade
Students Counseling Services
Overseas Compatriot Affairs Research
2017 Overseas Compatriot Affairs Special Lecture Series
2016 Overseas Compatriot Affairs Special Lecture Series
2015 Overseas Compatriot Affairs Conferences
2014 Overseas Compatriot Affairs Conferences
Awards for Theses and Dissertations on the Topic of Overseas Compatriot Affairs
Dutch priest named honorary Yunlin County citizen
Photo courtesy of CNA
Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) Anthony Pierrot, a Catholic priest from the Netherlands, has been named an honorary citizen of Yunlin County for his contributions to the county for over 60 years.
Yunlin County Magistrate Lee Chin-yung presented the priest with a certificate confirming the honor and praised him for the many years he has spent caring for Taiwan's needy at Pierrot's 96th birthday party at St. Joseph's Hospital in Huwei Township on Friday.
Born in 1923 in the Netherlands, Pierrot has supported the promotion of health care and made significant contributions to Yunlin since he came to Taiwan in 1954.
Along with Father George Massin from Belgium, he established St. Joseph's Hospital in the remote township 60 years ago, and it continues to provide medical services to residents based on its principles of "total sacrifice, unconditional love and constant joy."
Pierrot has shown a singular devotion to the hospital, including by helping to fix medical equipment and making frequent rounds to look in on patients.
He later set up a social services office and the St. Joseph Social Welfare Foundation to care for women, children, and the elderly, and continues to serve others to this day despite his advanced age.
Pierrot has received several awards, including the Alien Permanent Resident Lifelong Contribution Award from the Ministry of the Interior in 2011 and the Order of Brilliant Star with Violet Grand Cordon from former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) in 2015.
COA to help pet owners complete registration for importing dogs
SEF seeks to end stalemate with China: chairwoman
Taiwan to attend APEC mining ministers' meeting
Taiping mountain forest railway to be reopened in September
German parliamentarians back Taiwan in youth games row
Taoyuan airport to launch baggage drop-off service in October