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Pope Francis raring to meet PH youth, poor

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Pope Francis has given a special blessing for Filipinos, urging them to pray for him, said Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario who met the Holy Father in Rome last week.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Catholic faithful may now take selfies with Pope

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Ilocos Norte Representative Rudy Fariñas had the “selfie of his life” with Pope Francis earlier this year after the canonization rites for Saints John XXIII and John Paul II. Students and parishioners may now take selfies with Pope Francis, months before his scheduled visit to the Philippines.

Students and parishioners may now take “selfies” with Pope Francis, months before his scheduled visit to the Philippines.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope asks youth: What are you willing to die for?

LIKE A ROCK STAR  Pope Francis (inset) on Saturday celebrates Mass at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul,  where he beatified 124 Koreans martyred in the 18th century. Crowd at the beatification Mass and rites tops a million, according to Korean media, a significant number where only 10 percent of South Korea’s population is Catholic. AFP

Pope Francis beatified 124 early Korean martyrs on Saturday at a Mass in Seoul and challenged the massive crowd to ask what values they might be willing to die for in an increasingly materialistic, globalized world.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope Francis due to arrive in South Korea Thursday

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Pope Francis arrives in Seoul on Thursday looking to fuel a new era of Catholic growth in Asia–a mission fraught with complex political challenges but huge potential rewards.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | 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 »

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