Update on Archbishop Chia

The Archbishop’s Office released the following update on May 31: His Grace, Archbishop William Goh, wishes to thank you for your well wishes, prayers and concern for His Grace, Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia.Archbishop Goh wishes to share with you the following medical update on Archbishop Emeritus Chia:Since his transfer to Tan Tock Seng Hospital Rehabilitation [...]

S’pore Church holds World AIDS Day Mass

“Do things out of the ordinary. Mingle with people you normally would not, such as the poor and marginalised,” said Fr Clifford Augustine at this year’s World AIDS Day Mass, which was held on Nov 30 at the Church of St Mary of the Angels.The Mass, which is held annually, was organised by the Catholic [...]

Pope Francis Receives In Audience The President Of Argentina

Vatican City, 16 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office today issued an informative note from the director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. regarding the private audience of the Holy Father with the president of the Argentine Republic the full text of which is published below: In the late morning, the Holy Father Francis [...]

Pope Francis Wishes Everyone A Christmas Of Hope, Justice And Fraternity

Vatican City, 22 December 2013 (VIS) – A group of demonstrators protesting to the Italian authorities about the difficult current economic situation was also present in St. Peter’s Square. Pope Francis noticed the large banner they were carrying, and commented, following the Angelus prayer, “I see there, written in large letters, ‘The poor cannot wait’. [...]

S’pore archdiocese wishes all Hindus a Happy Deepavali

Dear Hindu friends, With heartfelt thanksgiving, I share in your joy on this vibrant festival of Deepavali, which celebrates the triumph of good over evil and of light over darkness.As you unite yourselves with fellow Hindus all over the world during this Festival of Lights, may God bless you abundantly as you renew ties of [...]

Pope Francis Wishes Benedict XVI Happy Birthday

Vatican City, 16 April 2013 (VIS) – This morning, on the occasion of the birthday of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, the Holy Father Francis began the celebration of Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae, inviting all those present to pray with these words: “Today is Benedict XVI's birthday. We offer the Mass [...]

Angleus: Pope Wishes Youth A Good Journey To WYD 2013

Vatican City, 24 March 2013 (VIS) – At the end of this morning’s Mass for Palm Sunday, and before praying the Angelus, the Pope called upon the intercession of our Lady, particularly in favour of those suffering with tuberculosis and young persons. “Dear Brothers and Sisters,” he began. “At the end of this celebration, we [...]

Francis Sends Well Wishes To Benedict XVI For His Saint’s Day

Vatican City, 20 March 2013 (VIS) – Yesterday afternoon, Pope Francis made a phone call to Pope emeritus Benedict XVI to express his well wishes on the Pope emeritus' saint's day—St. Joseph. Again he also declared his, and the Church's, gratitude for the Pope emeritus' service. It was a long and cordial call. The Pope [...]

Pope’s Three Wishes for Christmas

VATICAN CITY, 9 DEC 2011 (VIS) – Late Wednesday afternoon, 7 December, thanks to a “tablet” connected to the power grid, Benedict XVI lit the largest Christmas tree in the world from the papal apartments. This electronic “tree” is located in the Italian town of Gubbio. Before flipping the switch he addressed a few words [...]