The Catholic Newspaper

Newspapers are certainly one of the Media of Communication, and the Church which sees the media as tools of Evangelization, does not overlook “newspapers” as a very important tool for achieving its mission. The Catholic News founded in 1935, and its Mandarin counterpart, Hai Sing Pao, founded in 1955 are the two official Catholic newspapers [...]

Update on Archbishop Chia

singapore – The Archbishop’s Office released the following update on Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia’s condition on April 4:Dear Rev Fathers, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As advised in our last communique, Archbishop William Goh has formed a team of doctors to, among other assignments, prognosticate Archbishop Emeritus’ medical condition with a view to recommending the [...]

Vatican Secretary of State visits Singapore Church

The first such visit since Singapore established diplomatic relations with the Holy See in 1981The Church in Singapore is called to chart a way forward for herself and in her service to society in the next 50 years.This was a message that Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, had for the congregation gathered at [...]

Bishop Chan’s letter

Dear Rev Fr/Brothers/Sisters On behaif of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Malaysia/Singapore/Brunei, I wrote to the Bishop of Essen making enquiries regarding the official stand of the local church on devotion to the Mother of God under the title "Rosa Mystica". The official reply of the local ordinary (Bishop of Essen) Franz Cardinal Hangsbach is [...]

Archbishop Pakiam elected Administrator

KUALA LUMPUR – The Kuala Lumpur archdiocese’s College of Consultors has elected Archbishop Emeritus Murphy Pakiam as archdiocesan administrator.He is to govern the archdiocese until the pope appoints a successor.Archbishop Pakiam, on reaching the age of 75 on Dec 6,  tendered his resignation as the head of the archdiocese. […]

Honour The Memory Of The Two Saints By Continuing Their Teaching

Vatican City, 27 April 2014 (VIS) – Following the Mass celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica for the canonisation of the two Blessed Pontiffs, John XXIII and John Paul II, and before reciting the Regina Coeli, the Holy Father greeted the faithful and pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square and in the adjacent streets. He thanked the [...]

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 [...]

Official Visit Of President Of Italian Republic To Pope

Vatican City, 8 June 2013 (VIS) – The official state visit of the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano, to Pope Francis “once again confirms—even after troubled and painful events—the normalcy and excellence of relations between Italy and the Holy See”. The dialogue between the two “has the good of the Italian people as its principle [...]