Archdiocese Statement on the mosque shootings in New Zealand

15 Mar 2019 (Friday) –  The Catholic Church in Singapore stands together with the Muslim community here and all peace-loving people to reject the violence in today’s attacks on two mosques in New Zealand. We are deeply saddened by the carnage. Such deeds remind us of the importance of promoting inter-faith dialogues.We must also never [...]

Archdiocesan statement on London attack

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Singapore, His Grace Archbishop William Goh, has expressed sorrow over the tragic events that have taken place in London: “We are saddened to hear of the terrorist attack in the heart of London, the symbol of democracy and law. We are outraged at such insane and inhumane [...]

‘Solidarity’ fair to help nuns find new homes

Religious congregations in Singapore are joining hands to raise funds for two of their communities in need of a new home.They will be selling food and drinks at a carnival on July 31 to raise money for the Daughters of St Paul and Cenacle Sisters. The two congregations have to vacate their current premises at [...]

Solidarity Mass held for those affected by Nepal quake

Those who attended a special  Mass for the people affected by the Nepal quake felt that it was important to show solidarity and be with those who are suffering.After the May 10 Mass at the Church of St Ignatius, a 28-year-old Nepalese man told CatholicNews that a few of his colleagues’ relatives died in Nepal.The [...]

Solidarity Mass for Nepal quake victims

A solidarity Mass will be held at the Church of St Ignatius to pray for all who have been affected by the recent Nepal earthquake.The Mass will take place on May 10 at 12.15 pm and will be celebrated by Jesuit Fr Colin Tan, spiritual director of the Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore [...]

Girls shave their locks to support cancer sufferers

Seven girls and more than 100 boys and male teachers of St Joseph’s Institution International shaved their heads in a show of solidarity with children suffering from cancer.The June 11 event was organised as part of Hair for Hope, a fundraiser of the Children’s Cancer Foundation. In addition, 60 girls, along with one mother and [...]

Pope Francis: Without Work, Human Dignity Is Wounded

Vatican City, 20 March 2014 (VIS) – Today Pope Francis again emphasised the primary importance of work and the need for creativity and solidarity to face the economic crisis, receiving in audience the employees and managers of the Italian “Acciaierie di Terni” steelworks, accompanied by the bishop of the diocese and a group of faithful, [...]

The Holy See Will Participate With A Pavilion At Expo Milan 2015

Vatican City, 27 February 2014 (VIS) – This morning in the Holy See Press Office the protocol was presented for the participation of the Holy See at Expo Milan 2015. The general theme of the event will be “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, Commissioner General for the Holy See for Expo [...]