Finding Faith Through Job LossAccording to data released by the Ministry of Manpower this year, the slowing economy has hit job seekers hard. The struggle to find new jobs was even harder for older workers, degree holders and PMETs (professional, managers, executives and technicians).Two families came forward to share their stories with Margaret Leong and [...]

Committee to help revamp Vatican communications

VATICAN CITY – Seven months after hiring a consulting firm to study the Vatican’s communications structures, the Vatican has set up an 11-member committee – which includes former Singapore Cabinet minister George Yeo – to suggest ways to increase collaboration and cut costs.Australian Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy and [...]

The Pope Receives The Italian Movement For Life

Vatican City, 11 April 2014 (VIS) – This morning in the Sala Clementina of the Vatican Apostolic Palace the Holy Father received 470 members of the Italian Movement for Life. The Pontiff thanked them for their work, especially for the “Progetto Gemma” (a form of prenatal adoption at a distance to assist pregnant women in [...]

Communique From The Secretariat For The Economy

Vatican City, 5 April 2014 (VIS) – The Secretariat for the Economy communicates that Professor Franco Dalla Sega, lecturer at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, has been appointed as “ad interim” special adviser to the Extraordinary Section of APSA. Aside from assisting the secretary of APSA in the conduct of the activities of [...]

Centesimus Annus Foundation’s First “Economy And Society” Prize

Vatican City, 11 April 2013 (VIS) – This morning in a press conference held in the Holy See Press Office, Cardinal Domenico Calcagno, president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, presented the first winners of an international competition on “Economy and Society”. The prize for this first edition was awarded jointly [...]

Church hails view that rising population aids economy

MANILA – The Catholic bishops of the Philippines have welcomed a statement by the country’s finance secretary, who said the nation’s rising population is a boon to the economy.According to UCANews, an official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines praised the observation by Mr Cesar Purisima, on May 2, saying it reflected a [...]

‘Don’t write off US economy’: Vatican banker

ROME – The US is not necessarily “a nation in decline or struck to the core”, says the head of the Vatican Bank.“The US remains the most technologically advanced country in the world, with the highest GDP, surpassing one and a half times that of Europe, four times that of China, and 10 times that [...]