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Pope Francis meets Del Rosario in Vatican—DFA

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 »

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

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

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 »