Italian Catholic community celebrates Christmas

Archbishop Marek Zalewski and Fr Timothy Yeo together with members of the Italian Catholic community at their special celebration. This time of the year brings excitement and joy to many. Lights, ribbons and decorations are seen everywhere and cheerful songs fill the air. But is this really what Christmas is all about? This was raised by [...]

Canossian educators go on learning trip in Italy

Singapore Canossian educators (seated, front and right) seen here with Italian school children. Fifteen educators from the different Canossian education institutions in Singapore went on a two-week learning journey in Italy as part of the recent launch of the Canossian Education Charter.The charter was launched on May 26 in Singapore and is to be used [...]

Pope appeals to Catholic newspapers

VATICAN CITY - John Paul II appealed to Catholic newspapers to be agents of the "civilization of love.""The contribution of Catholic journalists is more precious than ever today both at the pastoral as well as the cultural and social level," the pope said during an audience with 200 participants from the assembly of the Italian [...]

‘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, [...]

Decrees Of The Congregation For Causes Of Saints

Vatican City, 16 April 2014 (VIS) – Yesterday in the Vatican the Holy Father received in private audience Archbishop Angelo Amato S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and authorised the promulgation of decrees concerning the following causes: […]

The Pope To Italian Mayors: Be Mediators, Not Intermediaries

Vatican City, 5 April 2014 (VIS) – This morning Pope Francis received in audience the members of the National Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI), whose president is the mayor of Turin, Piero Fassino. In his address, the Holy Father mentioned Cardinal Michel Pellegrino, archbishop of the city from 1965 and 1977 who, he revealed, helped [...]

Decrees For The Causes Of Saints

Vatican City, 3 April 2014 (VIS) – This morning the Holy Father Francis received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, during which he extended the liturgical cult of the following blesseds to the universal Church, inscribing them in the book of Saints: […]

Preparing For The Canonisation Of John XXIII And John Paul II

Vatican City, 31 March 2014 (VIS) – This morning a press conference was held in the Holy See Press Office to present the initiatives forming part of the preparations for the canonisations of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II, to be celebrated on 27 April. The speakers were Cardinal Agostino Vallini, vicar of His [...]

Italian-speaking Catholic community in S’pore

It was about three years ago that the Italian-speaking Catholic community came together officially to attend Sunday Mass together, said its chaplain Fr Timothy Yeo. The priest celebrates Mass with the community on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary’s Maris Stella Chapel on Holland Road. The number [...]