An interview with the new nuncio to Singapore

Archbishop Zalewski talks about his role and other matters in this email interviewCatholicNews: You were Counsellor of the Nunciature in Singapore from 2011-2012. What are your thoughts on coming back to Singapore, this time to serve as Apostolic Nuncio?Archbishop Zalewski: From 2008-2011 I was based in Bangkok, as Counsellor of the Nunciature, and back then [...]

Nuncio’s new appointments

Archbishop Girelli will leave Singapore at the end of October.Appointment of Archbishop Girelli as Apostolic Nuncio to Israel, Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem and Palestine and Apostolic Nuncio to Cyprus:On 13 September 2017, His Holiness Pope Francis appointed H.E. Rev Msgr Leopoldo Girelli, Titular Archbishop of Capri and currently the Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore, Apostolic Nuncio [...]

SJI students share experience of outreach project through photos

SJI student Joelle Tan (far left) sharing the meaning behind a photo with fellow students and SJI principal Fr Adrian Danker (second from right) at the photography exhibition on Nov 19.St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) launched a photography exhibition that aimed to give viewers a glimpse of the community projects undertaken by their students.The Global Education [...]

Charity group teaches English to ethnic minority group in Vietnam

Four missioners from Barré, an affiliate of Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS), travelled to Kontum, a province in Vietnam, to teach English to an ethnic minority community.Barré is a group of Singaporean Catholic volunteers who have been working with underprivileged children in Southeast Asia since 2010.From July 17-23, the missioners headed to [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 5 April 2014

Vatican City, 5 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Fr. Bruno Ateba Edo, S.A.C., as bishop of Maroua-Mokolo (area 14,332, population 2,000,000, Catholics 70,000, priests 66, permanent deacons 10, religious 134), Cameroon. The bishop-elect was born in Zoetele, Cameroon in 1964, gave his perpetual vws in 1994 and was ordained a [...]

Teaching English to FMM aspirants in Vietnam

I have been here for over 3 years now and continue to discover the beauty of this country – its people, history and landscape.I arrived in July 2010. My main ministry is teaching English to our aspirants – young women of an average age of 21 to 28 years of age.This is because in my [...]

Continuous Improvements In Relations Between Vietnam And Holy See

Vatican City, 14 June 2013 (VIS) – The Working Group Meeting between the Holy See and Vietnam met for the fourth time from 13 to 14 June, in the Vatican. The meeting was co-chaired by Msgr. Antoine Camilleri, under-secretary for Relations with States, and by Mr. Bui Thanh Son, Vietnam’s vice-minister of Foreign Affairs. As [...]

Vietnam – Holy See Joint Working Group To Meet In Vatican

Vatican City, 11 June 2013 (VIS) – Today, Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., issued the following declaration: “As agreed at its third meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, in February 2012, the Vietnam - Holy See Joint Working Group will hold its fourth meeting in the Vatican on 13-14 June. The meeting will [...]

Vietnam’s Catholics and IVF

Some couples resort to IVF because of cultural pressure and lack of knowledge of Church teaching.BANGKOK – After Mr John Tran Minh Chien’s wife was unable to get pregnant after seven years of marriage, the couple decided to travel from their home in southwestern Kien Giang province to Ho Chi Minh City to get medical [...]