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The Church in Singapore has cautioned people against individuals and groups posing as agents connected to the ticketing process for the upcoming papal visit to the city-state in September. Source: UCA News

A public advisory issued on Monday urged the public to “trust only official websites for information on the papal visit and Mass,” Channel News Asia reported.

“We have received reports of individuals/groups attempting to phish/acquire personal information by misrepresenting themselves as being associated with the ticketing process for the Papal Mass,” the press statement said.

Phishing is defined as the practice of tricking internet users into revealing their personal or confidential information through deceptive email messages or websites, which can then be used illicitly.

The Archbishop’s Communications Office also urged the public to “remain vigilant and not to fall prey to these scams”.

The archdiocesan office said tickets for the Papal Mass, when available, “will be free of charge”.

Pope Francis’ visit to Singapore will be the last leg of his Asia tour this year. He will be in Indonesia from September 3 to 6, Papua New Guinea from September 6 to 9, and Timor-Leste from September 9 to 11.

Pope Francis had been due to visit Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Indonesia in September 2020 but the trip was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Singaporeans warned against scammers ahead of papal visit (UCA News)