Parish caters to the elderly and less privileged

Jared Ng looks at the various initiatives of the Church of St Stephen in this ongoing parish seriesInitially starting out as a modest wooden church, the Church of St Stephen now caters to about 1,500 parishioners. Most are elderly people living in the mature estates in the MacPherson area.Some of the special characteristics of the [...]

Singapore’s Housing Problem

“Housing is the first essential in Singapore today. The population is increasing at an ALARMING rate. Every year there is an increase of from 25,000 people and this surplus population has to be provided with homes. It is a gigantic task. However the problem can be solved by proper sensible planning.” These are some of [...]

S’pore chapel in Holy Land basilica

A Singapore chapel built in a new basilica in Magdala, the Holy Land, is “providential”, said a priest working there. It is “the first in the world from Asia in the Holy Land,” Fr Juan Solana told some 200 people gathered at the St Ignatius Hall on April 24. Fr Solana, builder of the Magdala [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 17 April 2014

Vatican City, 24 April 2014 (VIS) – On Friday 18 the Holy Father accepted the resignation of Rev. Dom Umberto Beda Paluzzi, O.S.B., from the pastoral care of the territorial abbey of Montevergine in Italy, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law. […]

Other Pontifical Acts – 16 April 2014

Vatican City, 16 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Bishop Zbigniew Kiernikowski of Siedlce, Poland, as bishop of Legnica (area 7,080, population 851,500, Catholics 776,700, priests 475, religious 279), Poland. He succeeds Bishop Stefan Cichy, whose resignation upon reaching the age limit was accepted by the Holy Father. […]

Other Pontifical Acts – 15 April 2014

Vatican City, 15 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Rev. Acquirino Francis Kibira as bishop of Kasese (area 3,205, population 610,000, Catholics 292,106, priests 39, religious 66), Uganda. The bishop-elect was born in Kigoto-Bulyansungwe, Uganda in 1958, and was ordained a priest in 1984. He studied sacred scriptures at the Pontifical [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 4 April 2014

Vatican City, 4 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Bishop Michel Aupetit, auxiliary of the archdiocese of Paris, as bishop of Nanterre (area 175, population 1,568,000, Catholics 940,000, priests 332, permanent deacons 48, religious 637), France. […]

Francis Prays For The Reconstruction Of L’aquila

Vatican City, 2 April 2014 (VIS) - In his greetings following today's general audience, the Pope addressed the group "Jemo Nnanzi" of L'Aquila, five years after the earthquake that devastated the city. "I join in prayer for the many victims, and entrust those who still live in difficult conditions to the protection of Our Lady [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 21 March 2014

Vatican City, 21 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the archdiocese of Hamburg, Germany, presented by Archbishop Werner Thissen, upon having reached the age limit. […]