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


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 »

Pope’s visit set: Jan. 15-19


Pope Francis will visit the Philippines in January next year, an event that Church officials hope will usher in a “typhoon”—not the destructive variety but a “spiritual” and uplifting one.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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 »