Dear Muslim friends, May abundant blessings be upon you all as you celebrate 'Id Al-Fitr! We rejoice with you that the holy month of Ramadan has come to an end, and that its spiritual disciplines of fasting, prayer and charitable works have left you once again spiritually rejuvenated and renewed. 2019 is a very [...]
Dear Buddhist friends, It is with great rejoicing that we, on behalf of all Catholics, send you our warmest greetings and heartfelt best wishes as you celebrate the sacred feast of Vesak in commemoration of the three great events in the Buddha's life - his birth, enlightenment and his final nirvana. May your celebration [...]
Dear Hindu Friends, Happy and blessed Deepavali! We share your joy at this time of festival - may the light of the Diyas illuminate your hearts and homes, and those of your families, friends and communities in the year ahead! On 15 May 2018, an interfaith conference was held in Rome which brought Christian, [...]
Dear Muslim friends, Hari Raya Aidil-Fitri! We rejoice with you as you celebrate the end of your holy month of Ramadan with prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Indeed, these are wonderful signs of your desire to be holy through a life of obedience and charity and reverent worship of God, and a great witness to [...]
Dear Buddhist friends, On behalf of the Catholic community, we extend to all of you our heartfelt and warmest wishes as you celebrate your most sacred festival of Vesak, remembering the birth, enlightenment and final nirvana of Gautama Buddha. Indeed, enlightenment is what the world needs so desperately today. Greed for power and possessions, [...]
Dear Hindu Friends, I greet you with much joy and fraternal closeness as you celebrate Deepavali, the Festival of Lights, which commemorates the triumph of light over darkness, or good over evil. May your time spent with family, relatives and friends be filled with abundant peace, grateful hearts and overflowing love. We are [...]
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.
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.
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. [...]
With great affection and solidarity in our desire for peace, I wish you God’s continued blessings as you conclude the month of Ramadan; a special time of spiritual renewal.