He arrived in the Battambang Apostolic Prefecture on 25 July 2012 and was received by Msgr. Enrique Figaredo SJ, Fr. Totet Banaynal SJ, Fr. Pedro Gomez, MXY, Fr. Manoj Kumar SJ. A small community lunch was held to welcome the Cardinal.
He also celebrated mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Parish on the morning of 26 July 2012 and was welcomed by the churchgoers. He also visited and held mass in St. Joseph Parish in Tahen Village, the parish of Msgr. Kike.