Catholic Church’s Response to Terrorist Attack in France

The Catholic Church in Singapore is saddened to learn of the killing of one of our brothers-in-Christ, the 84 year old Reverend Father Jacques Hamel in France in a place of worship. Such cruel acts are designed to instil fear and divisiveness in our society. The Church condemns all acts of terrorism and violence. This [...]

Archdiocese issues message for Vesak Day

Dear Buddhist Friends,I greet you warmly in your celebration of Vesak Day as you commemorate three significant events in the life of Gautama Buddha, namely, his birth, enlightenment and final nirvana. May you and your families be blessed with deep peace, joy and love.Buddhists are well known for their cultivation of wholesome values such as [...]

New department to streamline Vatican media

VATICAN CITY – In an effort to make the Vatican more effective in today’s digital world, Pope Francis established a new Secretariat for Communications, whose aim is to coordinate and streamline the Holy See’s multiple communications outlets.The development of digital media, with its converging technologies and interactive capabilities, “requires a rethinking of the information system [...]

Chancery Notice – 29 August 2014

Archbishop William Goh DD will be away in Rome from 1st September 2014 to 23rd September 2014 for a seminar organized by the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (CEP). There are 92 Bishops appointed in the last two years in the ecclesiastical districts that depend on the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and [...]

Nun’s dolls highlight Bible stories

Divine Saviour Sr Francoise Bosteels is 72 years old this year, but has been making dolls for about half her lifetime. Thirty five years, to be exact.Born in Belgium, Sr Francoise has been based in India for the past 40 years but was in Singapore recently for The Dolls Speak exhibition, a four-day event that [...]

New Catholics share their faith journey

Several people who were baptised at Easter tell Darren Boon  how they came to embrace the Catholic faith 'God has become my best friend' Mother and two kids baptised at Easter Question from priest set couple thinking Now able to care for people’s feelings Felt tested during Lent Christ’s teachings hit her 'in the gut'

Now able to care for people’s feelings

Although she had agreed to attend the RCIA programme at the Church of St Stephen, Ms Seraphina Peh said only joined to learn more about the faith and was not looking to be baptised. She attributed this to her stubbornness and her need to be convinced. However, her attitude changed after her parents fell ill [...]

Working For The Inclusion Of Gypsies

Vatican City, 4 April 2014 (VIS) – Published below are extracts from the message sent by Cardinal Antonio Maria Veglio, president of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples to the members of the International Catholic Committee for Gypsies (CCIT), who will meet in Cavallino-Treporti, Italy from 4 to 6 [...]

‘I tried to be a people’s bishop’

… says Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia as he reflects on his time as head of the Church hereAlthough the Vatican has accepted his resignation, Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia says he still hopes to serve the Church in whatever ways he can.He plans to “reach out, especially to poor people, to meet them and be in [...]

Christians And Buddhists: Inner Peace, Peace Among Peoples

Vatican City, 20 May 2013 (VIS) – “Inner Peace, Peace Among Peoples” was the theme of the fourth Buddhist-Christian Colloquium held at the Pontifical Urbaniana University, sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in collaboration with the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Italy. The participants, coming from [...]