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Pope names Quevedo, 18 others new cardinals

Pope Francis salutes Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, left, at the end of a consistory inside the St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday. AP

Pope Francis appointed Archbishop of Cotabato Orlando Quevedo among his first batch of cardinals on Saturday, as his predecessor Benedict made a surprise rare appearance at the ceremony naming the new “princes of the Church.”

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Walnut City’s Fil-Am mayor is familiar face in community service

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City of Walnut, California, Mayor Antonio Cartagena  AJPRESS PHOTO

Filipinos are slowly making their mark in the political realm in America. In California alone, a number of Fil-Ams have secured positions in the corridors of power, where they can create positive change for the Filipino community in the Golden State.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Australian among dead in typhoon-devastated Philippines

A resident passes by dead bodies that lie on the street after powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.AP

n Australian man widely identified as a former priest who blew the whistle on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church is among the dead from a typhoon that devastated the Philippines, according to reports.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Migrant Center launched in New York City

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Fr. Julian S. Jagudilla,OFM spearheaded the launching of Migrant Center of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi NYC, opening its doors to both immigrants and undocumented aliens who need help with their immigration petition and social services. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Bro. Octavio Duran

Inspired by the Franciscan tradition of offering sanctuary to people who are alienated, displaced and persecuted, the Migrant Center at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi began operations to welcome immigrants and provide a place of refuge.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino gays more concerned about discrimination

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Archbishop Oscar Cruz INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Filipino gay groups say they have to overcome discrimination first before gunning for same-sex marriage legislation in the face of stern Church opposition that, according to a retired bishop, “God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Adam, nor Eve and Eve.”

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace hails new pope

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Thursday morning hailed the election of Argentine Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio as the new Pope, saying this brings the “promise of renewal’’ in the Catholic Church.

Posted: March 14th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Vatican readies for conclave to elect new pope

Vatican City. AFP

The Vatican on Saturday installed a special chimney on the Sistine Chapel from which white smoke will signal the election of a new pope as cardinals prepare for the historic vote next week after Benedict XVI’s resignation.

Posted: March 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Mindanao bishops urge PH gov’t to settle Sabah crisis

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Catholic bishops in Mindanao on Saturday issued a manifesto addressed to President Benigno Aquino and other government leaders, asking them “to settle the Sabah crisis and save the people of Mindanao.”

Posted: March 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Sex abuse victims favor Tagle for papacy

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Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila, makes a sign of the cross on the foreheads of devotees during a mass in observance of Ash Wednesday which ushers the 45-day Lenten Season Wednesday February 13, 2013 in Manila. AP FILE PHOTO

Out of the 115-member conclave that will elect the next Pope, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle is one of only two cardinals who show “promising” signs of dealing adequately with the sex abuse scandal rocking the Roman Catholic Church, according to a US-based group of clergy sex abuse victims.

Posted: March 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Cardinal Tagle stirs papal talk with rapid rise

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Asia’s most prominent Roman Catholic leader knows how to reach the masses: He sings on stage, preaches on TV, brings churchgoers to laughter and tears with his homilies. And he’s on Facebook.

Posted: March 7th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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