Work for justice, legal fraternity members urged

Participants of the Red Mass included (from left): Prof Tan Cheng Han (Caritas), Ms Peggy Yee (Catholic Lawyers Guild), Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, Solicitor-General Kwek Mean Luck and Ms Janet Ang (Caritas Board of Trustees).Vanessa TokCatholic members of the legal fraternity were urged to use their skills for the good of society and to work [...]

Verbum Dei founder called to the Lord

Fr Jaime Bonet was called to the Lord on June 25.Rev. Fr Jaime Bonet, founder of Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity, died on 25 June 2017 in the Henares University Hospital in Coslada, Madrid. He was 91 years old and had been battling a deteriorating illness for a long time.Fr Bonet was born in Alqueria Blanca, [...]

Dialogue highlighted at regional bishops’ meeting

Participants at the bishops’ conference meeting. Seated from left: Sr Margarete Sta Maria (executive secretary), Archbishop John Ha (Kuching), Bishop Sebastian Francis (Penang), Archbishop Joseph Marino (Apostolic Nuncio to Malaysia), Bishop Cornelius Sim (Brunei), Archbishop John Wong (Kota Kinabalu) and Archbishop William Goh (Singapore). Standing from left: Msgr Mario Codamo (Second Counsellor, Apostolic Nunciature), Bishop [...]

No Longer Slaves, But Brothers and Sisters

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD DAY OF PEACE, 1 JANUARY 2015 NO LONGER SLAVES, BUT BROTHERS AND SISTERS 1. At the beginning of this New Year, which we welcome as God’s gracious gift to all humanity, I offer heartfelt wishes of peace to every man and woman, to [...]

Buddhists And Christians: Together Fostering Fraternity

Vatican City, April 2014 (VIS) – Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and Fr. Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot, M.C.C.J., respectively president and secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, have signed the message that this dicastery sends each year to followers of Buddhism on the festival of Vesakh. Vesakh is the principal Buddhist holy day that commemorates [...]

Peace impossible without fraternity based on Christ: pope

The pontiff’s first World Day of Peace message talks about poverty, trafficking and war in today’s societyVATICAN CITY – In his first annual message for the World Day of Peace, Pope Francis writes that peace and social justice are impossible without a spirit of fraternity based on recognition that all men and women are children [...]

Pope Francis Wishes Everyone A Christmas Of Hope, Justice And Fraternity

Vatican City, 22 December 2013 (VIS) – A group of demonstrators protesting to the Italian authorities about the difficult current economic situation was also present in St. Peter’s Square. Pope Francis noticed the large banner they were carrying, and commented, following the Angelus prayer, “I see there, written in large letters, ‘The poor cannot wait’. [...]

Youth, Protagonists Of Fraternity Campaign In Brazil

Vatican City, 13 February 2013 (VIS) – The Holy Father sent a message to the faithful in Brazil for the Fraternity Campaign that takes place in that country every year during Lent, and that has the theme of “Fraternity and Youth” this year. “The path of Lent opens before us permeated with prayer, penitence, and [...]