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Church must lead in easing migrants’ plight–Tagle

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Vatican exec to address bishops

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Cardinal Robert Sarah. AFP

A Vatican official will address members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) during its biannual plenary assembly, which will open Saturday.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope’s stance OK, but we’ll still fight RH law–bishops

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CBCP president and Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma: Do not expect the teachings of the Church about reproductive health to change in the time of Pope Francis.

Filipino prelates have welcomed Pope Francis’ challenge to shift the Church’s focus from strict dogma to love and understanding of everyone and serving the poor, but they will continue to fight any law that contradicts the faith, a Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) official said on Monday.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Vatican clears way for another PH saint

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FR. JOSE MARIA DE MANILA  The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines on Friday announced that the Vatican has cleared the way for the beatification of Manila-born Capuchin Franciscan Fr. Jose Maria de Manila (Eugenio Sanz-Orozco Mortera) in Tarragona, Spain, on Oct. 13 in a ceremony to be led by Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints. PHOTO TAKEN FROM THE CBCP WEBSITE

Another Filipino martyr is on the path to sainthood. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Friday announced that the Vatican has cleared the way for the beatification of Manila-born Capuchin Franciscan Fr. Jose Maria de Manila (Eugenio Sanz-Orozco Mortera) in Tarragona, Spain, on Oct. 13 in a ceremony to be led by Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints.

Posted: July 20th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Senators seek probe of scandal

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Sen. Pia Cayetano and Sen. Vicente Sotto III FILE PHOTO

Outraged senators are calling for an inquiry into reports of the sexual exploitation of distressed Filipino migrant workers by Philippine Embassy officials in the Middle East.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

CBCP lauds probe on OFWs’ sexual abuse, says problem not only in Mideast

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The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) expressed support on Wednesday by moves of the government to investigate Philippine embassy officials allegedly involved in the sexual exploitation of distressed overseas Filipino workers in the Middle East.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

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