3 from St Francis of Assisi awarded papal medal

Three parishioners from the Church of St Francis of Assisi received the papal Benemerenti medal from the apostolic nuncio on Sept 9.The honour was instituted by Pope Gregory XVI in 1832 and is conferred on those who have exhibited long and exceptional service to the Church. The word benemerenti translates to “a well deserving person”. [...]

Cardinal Bertone Awarded John Paul II Peace Prize

VATICAN CITY, 6 DEC 2011 (VIS) – Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. has been awarded the John Paul II peace prize, which is granted by the cultural association “Anassilaos”, based in the Italian city of Reggio Calabria. In his acceptance speech, the cardinal recalled how John Paul II’s Encyclical “Redemptoris hominis” identified “respect [...]

Seven awarded papal honour

Left to right, Jenny Seet, Adolph John Dorairaj, Joseph John, Archbishop Nicholas Chia, Father Augustine Joseph and M. I. Joseph. Photo by Don GurugaySINGAPORE – The parish of Our Lady of Lourdes saw seven members awarded the Benemerenti medal on its feast day.The Benemerenti medal was instituted by Pope Gregory XVI in 1832 and is [...]