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Opus Dei leader, PH visitor, to be beatified

Choristers hold scores with the image of Alvaro del Portillo as they listen to the director during the preparation for Opus Dei Bishop Alvaro del Portillo's mass beatification, in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. More than 100,000 Catholics from around the world are expected to attend the open air beatification ceremony Saturday of Del Portillo, the 2nd most important figure in the order after founder Jose Maria Escriva. AP PHOTO/ANDRES KUDACKI

People of 90 different nationalities, including 1,600 Filipinos, are expected to attend the beatification of Alvaro del Portillo in Madrid on Saturday. Bishop Alvaro was the first successor and the closest collaborator of the founder of Opus Dei, Saint Josemaría Escrivá.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino doubles security due to ‘credible threat’ vs Pope

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Pope Francis. AP

President Aquino on Tuesday said he expected stepped up measures by the Presidential Security Group to protect Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines in January next year amid a news report in Italy of a possible threat against the Pontiff by Islamic militants.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope Francis meets Del Rosario in Vatican—DFA

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Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario receives the warm greetings of Pope Francis during a general audience with the Pope on September 3, 2014.  DFA Photo

Pope Francis met with Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario at the Vatican on September 3 ahead of the papal visit here in early 2015, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pray for Iraqi, Syrian brethren, urges CBCP

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Iraq Christians

Pray for the persecuted Christians in Syria and Iraq, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) urged the faithful on Monday. The group also enjoined priests to offer Masses on Sept. 14, Sunday, which has been declared a National Day of Prayer for Peace and Day for Charity for victims of hostilities in the two countries.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cardinal Quevedo condemns ISIS persecution of Christians, minorities in Iraq

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quevedo

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo joined the international community in condemning the barbaric actions by the jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighting in strife-torn Iraq.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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