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.
I greet you warmly in your celebration of Vesak Day as you commemorate three significant events in the life of Gautama Buddha, namely, his birth, enlightenment and final nirvana. May you and your families be blessed with deep peace, joy and love.
There is always tension between state and religions and among religions themselves. How do we handle such tensions in a creative and proactive way so that they do not give rise to terrorism, civil war or religious wars? - This is the Keynote Address delivered by His Grace, Archbishop William Goh on 'Nostra Aetate' at the 2nd SRP Distingished Lecture and Symposium Series, 20 January, 2016, Marina Mandarin Singapore.
It is with great joy that I greet you on this wonderful celebration of Deepavali – the victory of Light over Darkness. May your celebration be filled with the light of love and harmony as you gather among family and friends to renew, rekindle and strengthen bonds that are so much at risk in this age of individualism.
I would like to extend my warmest wishes of our Catholic community to you all as your holy month of Ramadan draws to a close. The spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving which we share with you as Catholics, is a great delight for all of us.
We rejoice with you in your celebration of the feast of Vesak recalling the birth, enlightenment and final nirvana of Gautama Buddha. May your celebration be a very joyful and peace-filled one.
“Now my soul is troubled. What shall I say: Father, save me from this hour? But it is for this very reason that I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name!” “A voice came from heaven, ‘I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again’.”
I rejoice with you on your Gurpurab celebration of Guru Nanak Dev Ji on 6 November, with sincere wishes for peace, harmony and the greater strengthening of the bonds of solidarity among your families, friends and communities. May the warm friendship between our Sikh and Catholic communities continue to blossom and bear abundant fruits of joy, unity and hope; more so as the golden jubilee celebrations of our nation’s independence draw near.