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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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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 »

Pope kicks off Asia missionary boost in South Korea

A banner showing Pope Francis is displayed on the street in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Pope Francis is scheduled to make a five-day trip to South Korea, starting Aug. 13 to participate in a Catholic youth festival and to preside over a beatification ceremony for 124 Korean martyrs.  AP PHOTO/AHN YOUNG-JOON

When Pope Francis was a young Jesuit, he wanted to follow in the great Jesuit tradition and become a missionary in Asia. Health problems kept him home, but he is finally getting his chance, traveling to Asia as the world’s most visible and popular Catholic missionary.

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

Keep it simple, Church told, as plans for Pope visit get going

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Pope Francis blesses a child during the weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. With his visit to the Philippines just five months away, preparations are already under way, including the widening of roads, in typhoon-stricken Leyte province, where he is expected to travel.  AP PHOTO/ANDREW MEDICHINI

Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines is five months away, but preparations are already under way, including the widening of roads, in typhoon-stricken Leyte province, where he is expected to travel.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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