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Church must lead in easing migrants’ plight–Tagle

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle: Sixth Vatican appointment. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The church should lead the way in addressing the plight of forced migrants and refugees, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has said.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Pope may drop by PH in August, says CBCP official

Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

Pope Francis may drop by the Philippines in August to visit the victims of supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), which ravaged a large swathe of the Visayas late last year, according to an official of a Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) office.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH breaks record on donation of organs

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Assistant Health Secretary Dr. Eric Tayag (center), who danced to the tune of “Brave” while potential donors were enlisting at PUP on Friday, said he hopes the “I’m a Lifeline” campaign would help erase the stigma related to organ donations. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.lifeline.ph

Amid a church warning that human organs are not for sale, the Philippines on Friday claimed to have set a world record for the biggest number of people who pledged to donate their organs in one hour and in one place.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Archbishop hits Rolling Stone for comparing Pope Francis, resigned pope Benedict XVI

Catholic Bishops Conference of Philippines president and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas. cbcpforlife.com photo

The predominantly-Catholic Philippines has felt the “ripple effect” of Pope Francis who recently made the cover of an iconic rock magazine Rolling Stone.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US Church officials to visit Tacloban City

Tents are erected as temporary shelters for residents whose houses were flattened by Super Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City in this Dec. 25, 2013, photo.  AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Catholic Church officials from the United States are expected to arrive in the country this week to visit areas devastated by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »