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Singapore cathedral reopens after three years of restoration (video)
The restoration work was completed in November 2016. The cathedral’s dedication will be marked by 12 days of celebration. Many government officials were present at the event. Singapore’s oldest Catholic church has a long history. For Archbishop William, it is true image of the “Mother Church."
For archbishop of Singapore, Advent is a special time "to pray and contemplate with Mary"
In a pastoral letter, Mgr William Goh says that 'Bearers of the Good News' is the theme of Advent. The prelate calls on the faithful "to follow" the Virgin's example and proclaim the Gospel among the people. He also calls for action to take care of those who suffer and are without hope.
Archbishop of Singapore: Praying at work, a sign of Christian witness
Archbishop William Goh invites the faithful to pray the Liturgy of the Hours (even) in the office and at school. Prayer is the way to "encounter" God and proclaim "the joy of the Gospel." The prelate proposes meeting weekly for Bible study and an annual retreat for five days.
Politician and police chief in Arakan among possible instigators in Tentorio murder
Sources talk to AsiaNews about the confession of the priest’s alleged assassin published in MindaNews a few days ago. Defeated Arakan mayoralty candidate William Buenaflor had interests in the area and saw the missionary as an obstacle to his election. Three months after the priest’ death, the investigation is not going anywhere because of the lack of evidence to arrest the suspects.
Christian human rights activist abducted and tortured in Bangladesh
A group of men, perhaps from military intelligence, threatened him. They also accused him that he had been corrupted by Pakistani intelligence and the opposition to discredit the government and the military. William Gomes, a Muslim convert to Christianity, works for Asian Human Rights Commission. He also runs a humanitarian organisation called Christian Development Alternative.
Singapore archbishop calls for Friday fasting and prayer to boost the New Evangelisation
Mgr Goh stressed the example of Jesus, who "prepared his ministry" by going into the wilderness to fast. The latter is needed to beat "a hostile secularism" and the attack on the "universal values" of "truth and love." Abstinence from food is not a ritual unless it is accompanied by "mercy and charity."
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