Newest church hosts interfaith Christmas event

Archbishop William Goh and representatives of various faiths pose for a photo during the archdiocesan interreligious Christmas celebration at the Church of the Transfiguration.  Photos: VITA ImagesBy Jared Ng It was an evening of fellowship and unity as close to 80 representatives of various faiths gathered for the annual archdiocesan interreligious Christmas celebration.Held for the [...]

Understanding ‘death’ in various faith traditions

Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Muslim and Taoist representatives speak on the topic      Speakers (from left): Mr Anand Chandrasekar, Venerable You Guang, Master Chung Kwang Tong, Ustaz Zulhilmi Mohamed and Jesuit Msgr Philip Heng.By Christopher KhooHow do some of the major religions view death? This was what an interfaith sharing session aimed to find out.Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, [...]

A message for Deepavali

Dear Hindu Friends,On this delightful occasion of Deepavali which celebrates the preeminence of Light over Darkness, may God, the Transcendent Light, bless and illumine your communities and your relations with others with his unconditional love and mercy.Hinduism, or Sanatana Dharma as it is known, acknowledges mercy or compassion as a core principle. Its followers are [...]

S’pore archdiocese wishes all Hindus a Happy Deepavali

Dear Hindu friends, With heartfelt thanksgiving, I share in your joy on this vibrant festival of Deepavali, which celebrates the triumph of good over evil and of light over darkness.As you unite yourselves with fellow Hindus all over the world during this Festival of Lights, may God bless you abundantly as you renew ties of [...]

Message To Hindus For The Feast Of Deepavali

Vatican City, 28 October 2013 (VIS) – “Christians and Hindus: fostering human relationships through friendship and solidarity” is the theme of the message addressed to followers of Hinduism by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue on the occasion of Deepevali, the feast of lights, which is celebrated on 3 November [...]

Message To Hindus For The Feast Of Diwali

Vatican City, 8 November 2012 (VIS) – Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, has written a message to Hindus for the celebration of Diwali, the festival of lights, which this year falls on 13 November. The message is entitled, “Christians and Hindus: Forming the Young Generation into Peacemakers”. The message [...]

Christians and Hindus: Promoting Religious Freedom

VATICAN CITY, 20 OCT 2011 (VIS) – Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, has written a message to Hindus for the feast of Deepavali. The message, which also bears the signature of Archbishop Pier Luigi Celata, secretary of the pontifical council, is entitled: “Christians and Hindus: together in Promoting Religious [...]

Archbishop’s Deepavali message to Hindus

Dear Hindu friends,I join with you in celebration of Deepavali, the Festival of Lights, which celebrates the triumph of good over evil.As Hindus in Singapore and around the world celebrate this joyous festival with family and friends on 26 October, the Catholic community joins with you in prayer for a continued strengthening of bonds and [...]

Vatican Holy See urges Hindus, Christians to work for human advancement

Deepavali – the festival of lights. Photo by Christopher WongVATICAN CITY – Greeting the world’s 800,000 Hindus for the feast of Deepavali, or Diwali, the Vatican has asked them to work together with Christians “for integral human development.”This means “the advance towards the true good of every individual, community and society, in every single dimension [...]