Pontifical Mission Societies’ directors discuss Pope Francis’ message

Directors of the region’s Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) reflected on Pope Francis’ message for World Mission Sunday during their recent annual meeting.The PMS is the official missionary arm of the Catholic Church charged with the work of evangelisation and charitable works throughout the world.In his message for World Mission Sunday, which will be celebrated on [...]

Jesus Youth recognised as global Church organisation

VATICAN CITY – The Jesus Youth movement, which is present in Singapore, has received a decree of recognition as an international association of the faithful.Jesus Youth is a Catholic lay movement that began in Kerala, India, in the early 1980s and has now spread to 35 countries around the world.The new status, conferred by Bishop Josef Clemens, Secretary [...]

Archbishop Goh joins Armenian Church leader in special service

Archbishop William Goh, together with several Armenian and Orthodox Church leaders, attended a ceremony led by the head of the Armenian Apostolic Church recently.Catholicos Karekin II conducted a one-and-a-half hour Divine Liturgy service at the Armenian Church of St Gregory the Illuminator Singapore on Hill St.The church is the oldest Christian church in Singapore. Afterwards, [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 17 April 2014

Vatican City, 24 April 2014 (VIS) – On Friday 18 the Holy Father accepted the resignation of Rev. Dom Umberto Beda Paluzzi, O.S.B., from the pastoral care of the territorial abbey of Montevergine in Italy, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law. […]

Other Pontifical Acts – 15 April 2014

Vatican City, 15 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Rev. Acquirino Francis Kibira as bishop of Kasese (area 3,205, population 610,000, Catholics 292,106, priests 39, religious 66), Uganda. The bishop-elect was born in Kigoto-Bulyansungwe, Uganda in 1958, and was ordained a priest in 1984. He studied sacred scriptures at the Pontifical [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 8 April 2014

Vatican City, 8 April 2014 (VIS) ? The Holy Father has: – appointed Bishop William Terrence McGrattan, auxiliary of Toronto, Canada, as bishop of Peterborough (area 25,900, population 437,300, priests 83, permanent deacons 8, religious 104), Canada. He succeeds Bishop Nicola De Angelis, C.F.I.C., whose resignation upon reaching the age limit was accepted by the [...]

Africa Pays Homage To John XXIII And John Paul II

Vatican City, 7 April 2014 (VIS) – “The Church in Africa, from Vatican Council II to the Third Millennium. Africa’s Homage to Popes John XXIII and John Paul II” is the title of the Congress that will take place at the Pontifical Urbaniana University of Rome from 24 to 25 April and which will be [...]