This is a very divisive world we live in. There is so much disagreement on all fronts - economic, political, religious, moral, ethical and social. We have extreme religious fundamentalism at one end, and hostile secularism at the other.
In solidarity with you all during this special time of prayer, fasting and good works, where you strive to deepen your relationship with God and neighbour, I wish you God’s abundant blessings. We are most fortunate in Singapore to be able to share in and express our solidarity with one another at various religious occasions and reiterate our mutual commitment to ongoing interreligious harmony and peace building.
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The sacred observance of Vesak Day is a great occasion for us to renew the warm relations we share between our faiths. On behalf of the Catholic community here in Singapore, we wish you and your families, peace, unity and joy on your holy day.
Peace is the first gift of Easter which the Lord imparted to His disciples. Peace comes from the victory of Christ over sin and death. With His resurrection, we know for certain that everything has been overcome and conquered.
Time and tide waits for no man. In the humdrum of our daily activities, one day after another passes by and before we know it, we are at the threshold of yet another year. Our machinery grinds to a momentary pause as we take stock of the year in passing. Resolutions are attempted and we begin the year with a mixture of hope and trepidation of what is to come.
It is my great pleasure and privilege to welcome you all to this newly restored Cathedral, the seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Singapore. We thank you for so graciously accepting our invitation to join us for our annual Christmas gathering.
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness, a light has dawned (Isaiah 9:2).
Dear Hindu Friends, On this delightful occasion of Deepavali which celebrates the preeminence of Light over Darkness, may God, the Transcendent Light, bless and illumine your communities and your relations with others with his unconditional love and mercy. Hinduism, or Sanatana Dharma as it is known, acknowledges mercy or compassion as a core principle. [...]
Dear Cardinal-elect Anthony Soter Fernandez, It is with great joy that Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia and myself together with the Archdiocese of Singapore rejoice and congratulate your Grace, Most Reverend Anthony Soter Fernandez, Archbishop Emeritus of Kuala Lumpur on your elevation to Malaysia’s first Cardinal by His Holiness Pope Francis on 19 November 2016 in [...]