St Ignatius parishioners pray for Rohingya refugees

Children writing their prayers for the refugees. Photo: Margaret ChooiBy Catherine ChiaParishioners of the Church of St Ignatius were called to unite in prayer for the Rohingya refugees during the month of October. Beginning on Oct 7, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) put up a Prayer Awareness Display over three weekends for parishioners to reflect [...]

Building the Church of Tomorrow

The gift of my Church: coping with grief through faith The Gift of My Church (#TGOMC) is a series featuring how Catholics from different walks of life have been touched by God through their service or participation in the life of the Archdiocese of Singapore. In this issue, writer Daphne Rodrigues learns how the members of [...]

Putting together the Singapore Archdiocese’s response to the Tsunami crisis

SINGAPORE – The Asian tsunami has been a major disaster. The Catholic Church in Singapore has responded by collecting donations in the weekend following the event, and conducting services in remembrance of the victims including Masses in all parishes on January 14Archbishop Nicholas Chia has also appointed an Archdiocesan Crisis Coordination Team (ACCT) to further define and coordinate the [...]

Pope Francis Receives The President Of Greece

Vatican City, 28 March 2014 (VIS) – This morning in the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father Francis received in audience the president of the Hellenic Republic, Karolos Papoulias, who subsequently went on to meet with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States. […]

In Times Of Crisis, The University Nurtures Hope

Vatican City, 22 September 2013 (VIS) – Pope Francis met with the world of culture in the regional theological faculty of Cagliari, managed by Jesuit priests. The pontiff spoke of encountering paths of hope which open up new horizons to our society; of solidarity as a way of making history as a vital environment in [...]

Visit Of The President Of Hungary: Social And Ethical Repercussions Of The Economic Crisis And Commitment To Peace

Vatican City, 20 September 2013 (VIS) – This morning in the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father Francesco received in audience János Áder, president of Hungary, who subsequently went on to meet with Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, S.D.B., accompanied by Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States. During the cordial discussions, in [...]

Cor Unum: Summer Will Aggravate Crisis In Syria

Vatican City, 6 June 2013 (VIS) – The Pontifical Council “Cor Unum” called a meeting, from 4-5 June, of the Catholic charitable agencies that are working to combat the crisis in Syria. Around 25 representatives of local churches, charitable agencies working in the region, institutional donors from the Catholic world, the Holy See, and the [...]

The Holy See And Germany Reflect Upon The Economic Crisis

Vatican City, 6 December 2012 (VIS) – This morning in the Vatican Apostolic Palace the Holy Father Benedict XVI received in audience the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck, who subsequently went on to meet with Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B., accompanied by Msgr. Ettore Balastrero, under secretary for Relations [...]