His wake will be held at the Church of the Holy Spirit, from 12.00PM today. The church is located at 248 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574371.
Bishop Wenceslao S. Padilla, CICM, of the Scheut Missionaries, passed away on 25 September 2018 in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) due to heart failure. He was 68.
Bishop Wenceslao S. Padilla was born in Tubao (Philippines) on 28 September 1949. “Wens”, as he was commonly known, joined CICM and made his first profession in 1972. He was ordained a priest in 1976 and sent to Taiwan the following year on his first mission assignment.
From 1985 to 1990 he was Provincial Superior of the Chinese Province of CICM (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore). In 1992, together with 2 other confreres, he started a new mission venture the Vatican had entrusted to CICM, the “missio sui juris” of Mongolia. As he was the Superior of the Mission, he was made Apostolic Prefect of Mongolia in 2003 and eventually consecrated a Bishop on 29 August 2003.
Sr Longinus’ wake is currently being held at the Gift of Love Home, 35 Boon Lay Avenue, Singapore 649962.
Archbishop Marek Zalewski, the new Apostolic Nuncio to the Republic of Singapore, arrived on July 12. He was welcomed by Archbishop William Goh and a reception was held for him at the Catholic Centre. Vicar General Msgr Philip Heng and Chancellor Fr John-Paul Tan were among the 30 or so guests present at the reception. (Photo: VITA Images)