|Brief explanation of the Coat of Arms of the Diocese of Singapore (Source: Diocese of Singapore)|
Singapore is an island nation that is found in the Southeast Asian region. It's population is estimated to be 5.5 million as of October 2015. And out of that 4.8% of them are Catholic (that's roughly 276,750 members, but according to the archdiocese official website, Catholics are estimated to be around 360,000), and still growing this Easter when the Church will baptize more than 1,000 new converts according to the Archdiocese of Singapore, to the Glory of God!
So who says the Catholic Church is dwindling? :) This is the ONLY CHURCH OF CHRIST, He established ONLY ONE CHURCH on earth! Whoever says HIS CHURCH apostatized completely are LIARS. People apostatize, NOT THE CHURCH for "the gates of hell shall not prevail" (Mt. 16:16-18) ever!
READ MORE about the ARCHDIOCESE OF SINGAPORE for more information.
Source: Vatican Radio
Over 1000 Singaporeans joining Catholic Church this Easter
The Archdiocese of Singapore is preparing 1,227 candidates to join the Catholic Church at Easter this month. 498 non-Christians seeking Baptism and 68 non-Catholics seeking full communion with the Catholic Church participated recently in the Rite of Election of the archdiocese's Christ the King Church parish. At the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, there were 393 catechumens and 33 candidates. A Chinese Rite of Election also was held on Feb 21 at the Church of the Holy Trinity with 133 catechumens and two candidates. The Rite of Election that closes the period of the catechumenate or preparation, includes enrollment of names. Archbishop William Goh said there was a 17 percent increase in the Rite of Election over the previous year.Father Erbin Fernandez, archdiocesan catechetical director, told the archdiocesan newspaper CatholicNews that through their courses, workshops and formations sessions, they were encouraging catechetical groups to come together to pray as communities as well as to work with others in the parish in the areas of evangelization and discipleship. (Source: UCAN)