Saint Stephen: Sacrifice and Martyrdom

Apostolic Nuncio celebrates Mass on feast day of St StephenArchbishop Marek Zalewski posing with parishioners of the Church of St Stephen.The martyrdom of Saint Stephen has its parallels with Christmas. Jesus and St Stephen both offered themselves for the mission of saving the world.Archbishop Marek Zalewski, Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore, made this point during the [...]

New Nuncio conveys Pope’s blessing on Singaporeans

Photo: VITA ImagesChristopher KhooThe Holy Father prays for the Church in Singapore and wishes to bring to all “a word of hope and encouragement, invoking God’s blessings upon all the citizens”, said the new Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore.Speaking at a special Mass to welcome him at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd on Aug 6, [...]

New nuncio arrives

Archbishop Marek Zalewski, the new Apostolic Nuncio to the Republic of Singapore, arrived on July 12. He was welcomed by Archbishop William Goh and a reception was held for him at the Catholic Centre. Vicar General Msgr Philip Heng and Chancellor Fr John-Paul Tan were among the 30 or so guests present at the reception. [...]

Chancery Notice: New nuncio appointed to Singapore

Archbishop Marek ZalewskiAs of 21 May 2018, His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed His Excellency Archbishop Marek Zalewski as Apostolic Nuncio to the Republic of Singapore, as well as non-resident Pontifical Representative for Vietnam. This is Archbishop Zalewski’s second assignment to Singapore, the first being from 2011-2012 when he served as Counsellor of the Nunciature. [...]

Archbishop’s first ad limina visit to Rome

In early February Archbishop William Goh will be in Rome together with his brother bishops from Malaysia and Brunei to present themselves to Pope Francis. ‘Ad Limina’ or ‘Ad Limina Apostolorum’ as it is known in full, is the obligatory visit of bishops and certain prelates to the thresholds of the tombs of Saints Peter [...]

Nuncio’s new appointments

Archbishop Girelli will leave Singapore at the end of October.Appointment of Archbishop Girelli as Apostolic Nuncio to Israel, Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem and Palestine and Apostolic Nuncio to Cyprus:On 13 September 2017, His Holiness Pope Francis appointed H.E. Rev Msgr Leopoldo Girelli, Titular Archbishop of Capri and currently the Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore, Apostolic Nuncio [...]

Make this a Church of forgiveness, acceptance and tolerance

… says Archbishop Goh at Mass to mark anniversary of pope’s electionApostolic nuncio to Singapore, Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli celebrating the Mass to mark Pope Francis’ election anniversary.Pope Francis has a dream, to make the Church “great again” in reaching out to the world, “to show forth the merciful love of God”, said Archbishop William Goh.He [...]

Appreciation for pope’s work at Mass marking his 3rd anniversary

Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam highlights pope’s ‘common touch’Pope Francis has invited governments to have a moratorium on executions during the Year of Mercy, and it would be “commendable” for countries to join him in this desire.Apostolic nuncio to Singapore, Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, made this point during his speech at a March 13 [...]

Counsellor from M’sian nunciature appointed nuncio to Zimbabwe

KUALA LUMPUR – Msgr Marek Zalewski (right), counsellor of the apostolic nunciature in Malaysia, has been appointed by Pope Francis on March 25 as apostolic nuncio to Zimbabwe.Following this announcement, Archbishop John Ha, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei congratulated Msgr Zalewski on his appointment, on behalf of the Conference.In [...]

Mercy, compassion stressed at Mass to mark pope’s 2nd year

If you want to win the world over, “it is through the way of mercy and love”, said Archbishop William Goh.He was speaking at a Mass to mark the second anniversary of the pope’s election at St Joseph’s Church, Victoria St on March 15.Archbishop Goh noted that Pope Francis is immensely popular not only within [...]