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Education through intercultural exchange

HONG KONG (SE): On November 15, the Caritas Wu Cheng-chung Secondary School in Pokfulam hosted 30 teachers and students from the Chua Chu Kang Secondary School in Singapore for a day of enriching understanding of life on an educational campus with a mixed nationality student body.
 

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Ingredients of a great nation

SINGAPORE (AsiaNews): Singapore marked the 51st year since its gained independence from Malaysia on August 9, but Archbishop William Goh commented during the celebrations that it is not technological progress that makes a nation great, but its ability to live with compassion and mercy.

“We will not be a successful, wise and great nation if we are not also known as a people of compassion and mercy,” Archbishop Goh said in a message on the occasion of the national holiday.

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Singapore looks to bumper crop of baptisms

SINGAPORE (SE): Singapore is looking towards a bumper crop of adult baptisms at Easter, as 1,127 people currently taking part in the catechumenate fronted at the rite of election, part of the rite of baptism, so far.

At Christ the King Church, 498 catechumens from a non-Christian background and 68 who are seeking full communion with the Catholic Church recently participated in the rite of election. At the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour another 443 are making preparations.

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Ordination a reminder of dignity of hearing-impaired

SEOUL (SE): The ordination of a hearing-impaired Franciscan to the priesthood in Singapore on November 8, draws attention to a group in the Catholic Church that is often overlooked and mostly not understood.

Fifty-eight-year-old Father Rowland Yeo told UCAN, “We witness by our lives as lesser brothers, recognising that everyone is our brother and sister… and serving together with humility and generosity.”

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