New nuncio arrives

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. [...]

Chancery Notice: New nuncio appointed to Singapore

Archbishop Marek ZalewskiAs of 21 May 2018, His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed His Excellency Archbishop Marek Zalewski as Apostolic Nuncio to the Republic of Singapore, as well as non-resident Pontifical Representative for Vietnam. This is Archbishop Zalewski’s second assignment to Singapore, the first being from 2011-2012 when he served as Counsellor of the Nunciature. [...]

New bishop ordained for Melaka-Johor diocese

JOHOR BAHRU – Msgr Bernard Paul, formerly a vicar-general of Penang diocese, was ordained a bishop for the Melaka-Johor diocese on Jan 12. Seventeen archbishops and bishops, 200 priests and Religious from the region and 4,000 laypeople attended the ceremony at Persada International Convention Centre in Johor Bahru. Bishop Paul, 62, takes over from Jesuit [...]

Counsellor from M’sian nunciature appointed nuncio to Zimbabwe

KUALA LUMPUR – Msgr Marek Zalewski (right), counsellor of the apostolic nunciature in Malaysia, has been appointed by Pope Francis on March 25 as apostolic nuncio to Zimbabwe.Following this announcement, Archbishop John Ha, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei congratulated Msgr Zalewski on his appointment, on behalf of the Conference.In [...]

Mass to mark pope’s election

SINGAPORE – Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, the Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore, will celebrate a Mass to mark the second anniversary of the election of Pope Francis. The celebration will be held at St Joseph’s Church (Victoria St) on Sunday, March 15, at 10 am. All are welcome.

New M’sian nuncio meets bishops from the region

PLENTONG, JOHOR – In his short time in the region, the first resident Apostolic Nuncio to Malaysia says he has discovered a Church that is vibrant, possesses a deep missionary spirit and in solidarity with poorer Churches around the world.Archbishop Joseph Marino, who is also Apostolic Delegate to Brunei, made these remarks at the 92nd [...]

The Church In Korea (1950)

War is raging in Korea and millions there are in agony. How can we be indifferent to the fate of our Korean brothers and sisters’? They are all creature::; of God like ourselves. And among them are Catholics, redeemed as we have been redeemed, by Christ’s Precious Blood, members of the great Christian family, our [...]

Social Dispute In Philippines Attempt

To Silence Priest Manila (A.I.F.). A dispute that has been going on for some time here, and which came to a high point in the last weeks of May when a Government Official and a newspaper columnist discussed the role of the Catholic priest in Industrial Relations, has led to the publication of a memorandum [...]

Fourth Meeting Of The Council Of Cardinals

Vatican City, 28 April 2014 (VIS) – The fourth meeting of the Council of Cardinals with the Holy Father began this morning, and will continue during the 29 and 30 April. The Council of Cardinals was instituted by Pope Francis to help him in the governance of the universal Church and to draw up a [...]