Catholics from all over Singapore and across the region clapped and cheered for the newly ordained Coadjutor Archbishop of Singapore, Monsignor William Goh (above), at a ceremony at the Singapore Expo on Friday.
Monsignor Goh will lead the Catholic Church of Singapore when current Archbishop Nicholas Chia retires. Addressing the congregation, Archbishop Chia said he was "as proud as any parent to see that the child he has groomed over the years has grown in wisdom and in stature".
Monsignor Goh thanked Archbishop Chia for his guidance, support and "fatherly love". He told the crowd: "The outpouring of your love, sacrifice and mgenerosity thus far has edified me and I am moved to give of myself to the people of God."
– Full reporting in The New Paper by Elizabeth Law.
This article was first published in The New Paper on February 23, 2013.