Fr Richards Ambrose has completed his five-year tenure at Catholic News (CN) and Archbishop William Goh thanks him for his stewardship and guidance of the paper over these last years.
His Grace together with his Consultors and Senate of Priests have decided to appoint lay professionals to handle the administrative and editorial work at CN. This is so that our priests may dedicate themselves more freely to their pastoral work.
Archbishop William Goh will remain owner and publisher of CN.
Mr Sunny Wee, who has over 25 years of media experience, is appointed Editor-in-Chief, while Mr André Ahchak, as Managing Director, will oversee the daily operations of the paper in addition to his current role as Director of ArchComms.
An executive committee will be established comprising heads of the various ArchComms units, to ensure alignment and news synergy across the various communications platforms.
In line with the vision to make the archdiocese a more vibrant, missionary and evangelistic Church, CN will focus more on the local Church in terms of event coverage and interpreting news from the Universal Church as it relates to our situation here in Singapore and to the faithful.
We also hope to establish a Board of Editorial Advisors made up of priests and laity who will help steer the direction of the paper, provide feedback and suggestions.
The online portal of CN will also serve up news and reports more regularly.
With CN coming under the umbrella of ArchComms, there will be greater synergy in terms of content, messaging and resourcing across the various communications platforms.
ArchComms will now have at its disposal print, online, digital and video capabilities to evangelise the Church in Singapore and beyond.