HISTORY OF PCM SWITZERLAND
The Philippine Catholic Mission is not new. It has already existed since 1994 under the care of Sister Olivia Racinez, a nun belonging to a religious institute called Worker of Christ, the Worker. But the task of the Mission is so big that a clamour for a Chaplaincy in the German-speaking part became urgent.
The call for a separate mission in the German-speaking part took an initial phase during a Pastoral Assembly held on October 8-10, 2004 in Montet, Fribourg. The Assembly was a gathering of Filipinos representing different Filipino groups and organizations based in Switzerland. It was spearheaded by Sr. Merlyn Arsolon, Fr. Guy Pineda and Fr. Ferdinand Ragasa together with group leaders from different communities in Switzerland.