Altar servers learn about Mass symbols and signs

Senior altar servers from City District churches learnt more about the liturgical signs and symbols of the Mass during a recent day of recollection. Forty-two of them gathered for the event, organised by the Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission, at St Joseph’s Church, Victoria St, on Dec 19, 2015.Fr Ignatius Yeo, commission chairman and rector of the [...]

Participants learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder at symposium

More than 300 parents, professionals, teachers and volunteers attended a symposium titled Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) on Nov 14 at Agape Village in Toa Payoh.The event, organised by the Church of the Holy Spirit, sought to empower participants with information and support in their journey with their children with ASD.ASD is a lifelong [...]

The Financial Information Authority Signs A Memorandum Of Understanding With Its German Counterpart

Vatican City, 4 December 2013 (VIS) – The Autorita di Informazione Finanziaria (AIF), the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Holy See and Vatican City State, signed today a Memorandum of Understanding with its German Counterpart, the Zentralstelle fur Verdachtsmeldungen at the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA). The Memorandum was signed in the Vatican by Cardinal Attilio Nicora, president [...]

Miracles Are Not A Show Of Power But Signs Of God’s Love

“The astonishment and scandal of His fellow citizens was met with amazement on the part of Jesus. In a certain sense, He too was scandalised. Although He knew that no prophet is accepted in his own land, yet His own people’s closure of heart was something obscure and impenetrable to Him. How was it possible [...]

Positive Signs of Fraternity on Ecumenical Journey

VATICAN CITY, 26 JAN 2012 (VIS) – Yesterday evening in the Roman basilica of St. Paul’s Outside-the-Walls, the Holy Father presided at the celebration of second Vespers for the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. The celebration, which marked the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, was attended by representatives from [...]

Holy See Signs UN Conventions against International Crime

VATICAN CITY, 26 JAN 2012 (VIS) – Yesterday 25 January the Holy See, acting also in the name and on behalf of Vatican City State, adhered to the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (New York, 1999) and to the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organised Crime (Palermo, 2000). On the [...]

Christian Families, Signs of the Credibility of the Gospel

VATICAN CITY, 25 NOV 2011 (VIS) – A press conference was held this morning in the Holy See Press Office to present the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Family, which is to due to be held in the Vatican from 29 November to 1 December. This year’s plenary coincides with the thirtieth [...]

Pope signs measures to guarantee financial transparency

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI has instituted a new agency to monitor all Vatican financial operations and make sure they meet international norms against money-laundering and the financing of terrorism.The pope issued an apostolic letter on Dec 30 that established the Financial Information Authority as an independent agency to oversee the monetary and commercial [...]

Light of the World. The Pope and the Signs of the Times

VATICAN CITY, 23 NOV 2010 (VIS) – This morning in the Holy See Press Office, a press conference was held to present a new book published by the Vatican Publishing House. The volume is entitled: “Light of the World. The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times. A conversation of Benedict XVI with [...]