Pastoral letter on the election

Archbishop William Goh has issued a pastoral letter and FAQs on the general election. To read it, go to

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.

959 to join Catholic Church this coming Easter

At Rite of Election, Archbishop Goh tells Church to aim for greater growth in number of catechumens“In eight more years, I want to see a minimum of 5,000 catechumens a year.”This was the challenge Archbishop William Goh threw at the archdiocese during a Rite of Election held at the Church of the Holy Family on [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 2 April 2014

Vatican City, 2 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – confirmed the erection of the archiepiscopal esarchate of Kharkiv, Ukraine by His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, major archbishop of Kyiv-Halyc, with the consent of the Synod of the Greek Catholic Church, with territory from the current archiepiscopal esarchate of Donetsk-Kharkiv, Ukraine. – gave his [...]

1,200 set to join Church this Easter

Archbishop Goh urges candidates and catechumens to continue their faith journey after baptism. Darren Boon reports.   Joy, excitement and a sense of anticipation at their upcoming baptism. These were the feelings that some people, preparing to become Catholics this Easter, shared following their recent Rite of Election. […]

Election of 1st Jesuit pope sends message of renewal

A pope from a Religious order that has experienced tension with the Vatican could set off process of positive change, says Francis X Rocca VATICAN CITY – The Church has turned to Religious orders for popes at various times over the centuries, often when in need of a reformer, and such may have been the [...]

Documentary Of Election Of Pope Francis

Vatican City, 26 March 2013 (VIS) – “Francesco – Elezione di un Papa che viene dalla fine del mondo” (Francis: Election of a Pope from the Ends of the Earth) is the title of the documentary from Vatican Television, made in collaboration with the Officina della Comunicazione (OC) and the Italian newspaper, Il Corriere della [...]