20 Nov '11, 6am

Singapore-Holy See ties have grown: Shanmugam

Singapore-Holy See ties have grown: Shanmugam

SINGAPORE: Minister for Foreign Affairs K Shanmugam said relations between Singapore and the Holy See have grown from strength to strength over the last 30 years. He said ties are anchored by their common interest to advance the cause of development and peaceful coexistence amongst people of different faiths. Mr Shanmugam said this at the Cathedral of Good Shepherd on Sunday, as part of celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the visit of Pope John Paul II to Singapore, as well as the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Singapore and the Holy See on 23 June 1981. He said the visit of Pope John Paul II in November 1986 was a historic event. "Many will have vivid memories of the 80,000 people who gathered for the Papal Mass at the National Stadium 25 years ago. His Holiness and his message touched the hearts of Singaporeans of all faith...

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