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Filipino priest opts to stay in Sierra Leone despite Ebola risk

Fr. Anthony Patrick Santianez, flanked by two Sierra Leone faithfuls, decides to stay with his parishioners despite the threat of Ebola virus. CBCP NEWS

Another Filipino missionary has decided to stay in Sierra Leone despite the Ebola outbreak in West Africa although he admitted being scared and at one point considered coming home to the Philippines to avoid being infected with the deadly virus.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Day of Prayer for Iraq set Aug. 18

displaced Iraqis

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) announced a day of prayer for peace in Iraq on Monday.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

12 Chinese convicted of illegal fishing, poaching to be turned over to Palawan court

PHOTO from Bureau of Immmigration website.

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will turn over to the Palawan regional trial court the custody of the 12 Chinese nationals whom the court had sentenced to suffer prison terms ranging from five to 12 years after it found them guilty of illegal fishing and entry.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

CBCP puts up Web site for papal visit

Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

The Catholic Church has launched a website for Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines in January.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Let’s show Pope Francis how resilient, hopeful Filipinos are–Cardinal Tagle


The visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines in January 2015 will be an opportunity for the Filipino people to show who they truly are—resilient and having a “bottomless” hope, according to Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »