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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 »

Let’s show Pope Francis how resilient, hopeful Filipinos are–Cardinal Tagle

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The visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines in January 2015 will be an opportunity for the Filipino people to show who they truly are—resilient and having a “bottomless” hope, according to Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

In the Know: 3 papal visits in span of 25 years

PAPAL BLESSING Pope John Paul II celebrates Holy Mass to mark the close of World Youth Day during his second visit to the Philippines on Jan. 14, 1995.  The crowd of 4 million who attended the Mass on the Philippine International Convention Center grounds was the biggest gathering in the Pontiff’s 16-year reign.  Behind the Pope is Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin. The Inquirer has color enhanced the black-and-white photo taken by the late Inquirer photographer Roger Margallo.

From 1970 to 1995, there were three papal visits to the Philippines, Asia’s only Christian country where 80 percent of the population is Roman Catholic.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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