- Oct 29, 2020
The Singapore Archdiocese has announced it will resume Masses with several precautionary measures as the city-state is projected as an example of how to check the fast-spreading coronavirus.
Recent credible sexual abuse allegations in India and East Timor have underscored the fears of many in the Church that clerical sex abuse is rife in South, Southeast and North Asia, which have a collective population of at least 120 million Catholics.
In terms of the diplomatic tone coming from the Vatican in 2019, Singapore Ambassador to the Holy See Barry Desker has said that in his view, a recent speech from the pope signals multilateralism will be a key theme in Holy See diplomacy for the year to come.
Priests continue to play diverse and integral roles in marriage preparation across Europe and Asia.
Singapore’s envoy to the Vatican says that when Pope Francis speaks, the international community listens — and that Asia heard something especially relevant on Monday when the pontiff addressed the risk of a “demographic winter.”