On September 25, Myanmar Catholics in Singapore participated in the Mass for the celebration of International Migrants' Day led by Cardinal William Goh of Singapore.
The 108th anniversary of the World Day of Migrants was celebrated in Singapore by the Archdiocesan Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People (ACMI).
The Chinese, Koreans, Japanese, Indonesians, Vietnamese, Italians, Filipinos, the French, Myanmarese and Indians attended the Mass presided by Cardinal William Goh Seng Chye, the newly elected Cardinal of Singapore.
The Catholic church has been celebrating the day of refugees and migrants since 1914.
Over 30 Myanmar Catholics participated in the Mass.
In a message for the International Day of Refugees and Migrants, Pope Francis said, "Refugees and migrants can build up together, which means recognizing the programs built up by refugees and migrants. By doing so, we can build up the world and ensure human development."
"Attending this year's the World Day of Migrants gave me great pleasure amid COVID-19. I couldn't attend the program last year because of the pandemic, but this year I was able to meet up with old acquaintances and make new friends, especially those who are from different countries and backgrounds," said Mg Nyunt, a Catholic working in Singapore.
"It was the first time I read the Bible during the Mass led by the new cardinal, and I felt God's grace," she added.
Cynthia, a Myanmar Catholic attendee of the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, said, "I have never participated in such a program, so it was a new experience for me, and I took part in the event with awe. I was so pleased to celebrate the occasion with other different nationalities."
More than 590 people, together with priests and nuns, took part in the program. - Sharr Lunn Mel and Marcus Nyi Nyi Htun
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