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Pope to see many positive developments in ‘Yolanda’ rehab–Lacson

Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

If Pope Francis’ visit to towns ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) would push through in 2015, may he not only stop over in Tacloban but also in other areas where there have been many success stories amid recovery and rehabilitation, said Presidential Assistant on Rehabilitation Panfilo Lacson.

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

CBCP: No stand on Edca

CBCP president and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas: No official stand. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Contrary to earlier reports that it had taken a critical stand, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said on Monday it had no official position on the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) between the Philippines and the United States.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope to visit PH in January 2015

Pope Francis talks with Vatican Spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, right, during a press conference he held aboard the papal flight on his way back to Rome at the end of a three day trip to the Midle East, Monday, May 26, 2014. He confirmed a visit to the Philippines in January 2015. AP PHOTO/ANDREW MEDICHINI, POOL

Pope Francis confirmed Monday that he will visit the Philippines in January next year as well as Sri Lanka for two days, but gave no definite dates and details. Philippine Catholic Church officials have reportedly invited him to visit the Philippines, with a trip to typhoon-devastated Leyte as the highlight of his visit.

Posted: May 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Meet on Asian families slated

The first day of the Asian Conference on the Family (May 13) will gather some 1,000 educators and catechists at Paco Catholic School (shown in photo taken from the school’s Facebook account).

Thousands of religious, educators, catechists, ministers, even politicians, from all over Asia are expected to come together this week to discuss the situation of families in the region.

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino bishops laud Paul VI beatification


Filipino bishops on Sunday welcomed the announcement from the Vatican over the weekend that Pope Francis had approved a decree beatifying Pope Paul VI in October, saying the late pontiff was a good shepherd to Catholics in a turbulent time.

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »