New Year: Putting on new perspectives

As we begin the new year, I am sure many of us would ask this basic question, “What will this year be like? Will it be any different from last year or the previous years?” Most, if not all of us, would hope for a “better” year, whether that means one that moves us closer [...]

Chancery Notice – 18 July 2018

A number of clergy in the Archdiocese of Singapore have reported that they have been impersonated in fraudulent emails sent from unknown sources. These emails are addressed generically and seek considerable sums of money as a “personal request”. These impersonations have included the Archbishop of Singapore ([email protected]) and the Chancellor ([email protected]). The authorities are looking [...]

Serving people who are living with HIV/AIDS

Bernard Sim, a volunteer with the Catholic AIDS Response Effort, shares his experiencesMr Sim doing some nutrition training for CARE residents.One Sunday after attending 11 am Mass, while on the way to lunch, a call came through asking me to transport some heavy items.I did not want to reject Peter’s request as he has been [...]

‘The Holy Spirit will surely guide us’

St Ignatius parishioner JY Pillay says he feels “some trepidation” at being appointed to the Vatican’s financial watchdog agency. “But as George Yeo says, the Holy Spirit will surely guide us,” said Mr Pillay, who is chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers and of Tiger Airways.The Vatican announced on June 5 that Mr Pillay, [...]

New Law On Financial Transparency, Supervision And Information

Vatican City, 9 October 2013 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office has today issued a communique on the new Law XVIII of Vatican City State (8 October 2013), regarding transparency, supervision and information in the field of finance. The full text is published here below: 1. On today’s date the Pontifical Commission for Vatican [...]

Memorandum Of Understanding With Italian Financial Unit (UIF)

Vatican City, 29 July 2013 (VIS) – On 26 July the Financial Intelligence Authority (AIF) of the Holy See and Vatican City State signed a Memorandum of Understanding with its Italian counterpart, the Unità di Informazione Finanziaria (UIF) of the Bank of Italy, according to a memorandum published today. The Memorandum was signed in Rome [...]

Business people get financial advice at Boat Quay event

A good flow of beer, wine and Spanish tapas contributed to a relaxed atmosphere as Catholic business professionals networked among themselves at a bar in the Boat Quay area.The special “Buzz Night”, organised by the Catholic Business Network (CBN) on June 27, attracted 45 people who shared business contacts and listened to a talk on [...]