The Singaporean delegates pictured with youth from the Diocese of Malang.
By Isabelle Tan
From the 29th of July to the 6th of August 2017, a total of 15 Singaporean youth delegates embarked on a pilgrimage to Indonesia for the 7th Asian Youth Day (AYD). They were accompanied by OYP Chaplains Fr. Jude David and Fr. Brian D’Souza. The delegates were immersed in a 10 day program which explored the theme of being “Joyful Asian Youth: Living the Gospel in Multicultural Asia”. Prior to departure, preparatory sessions were held, giving the delegates a solid foundation for reflection during the pilgrimage. The program consisted of a rich cultural exchange which comprised Days in the Diocese (DID), in the Diocese of Malang, followed by the AYD main event in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Religious leaders in Malaysia signed a declaration against human trafficking on July 30.
KUALA LUMPUR – Ten leaders of different religions in Malaysia signed an Inter-Faith Joint Declaration against Human Trafficking, in an event hosted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur.
The faith leaders on July 30 jointly declared that “every girl, boy, woman and man is a free person, and all exist for the good of all in equality and fraternity. That people are trafficked and exploited physically, economically, sexually and psychologically for the profit, benefit and pleasure of others goes against the fundamental conviction that all people are equal and have the same freedom and dignity”.
Fr Alphonsus Dominic's mother called to the Lord
Mrs Agnes Dominic nee Joseph, mother of Fr Alphonsus Dominic, has passed away. She was 69.
The wake begins today, 5 July 2017, at Casa Maria of the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The church is located at 1259 Upper Serangoon Rd, Singapore 534795.