Cardinals moved into the Vatican on Tuesday as the suspense mounted ahead of a secret papal election with no clear frontrunner to steer the Catholic world through troubled waters after Benedict XVI’s historic resignation.
By Jim Gomez
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.
Catholic cardinals began talks on Monday ahead of a conclave to elect a new pope after Benedict XVI’s resignation, as an absent British cardinal admitted to sexual misconduct with priests.
By Rene Ciria-Cruz
HERE NOW, THE NEWS. Top members of the Philippine Senate shocked their constituents this morning by being extra nice to each other and indulging in unprecedented public displays of affection. Ordinary citizens are reacting with outrage at their lawmakers’ naked expressions of civility. It began when Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson lavished praise on [...]
By Jeannette I. Andrade
Described by a highly respected Vatican analyst as the only viable candidate to the papacy from the developing world, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle admitted on Sunday to the uncertainty of what to expect in the election of a new pope.