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Pope’s visit set: Jan. 15-19

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Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, left, Archbishop of Manila, and Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto prepare to take seats Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Manila, prior to the start of a simultaneous announcement with the Vatican on the five-day Apostolic visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines in mid-January next year.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

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 visit PH in January 2015

Pope Francis talks with Vatican Spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, right, during a press conference he held aboard the papal flight on his way back to Rome at the end of a three day trip to the Midle East, Monday, May 26, 2014. He confirmed a visit to the Philippines in January 2015. AP PHOTO/ANDREW MEDICHINI, POOL

Pope Francis confirmed Monday that he will visit the Philippines in January next year as well as Sri Lanka for two days, but gave no definite dates and details. Philippine Catholic Church officials have reportedly invited him to visit the Philippines, with a trip to typhoon-devastated Leyte as the highlight of his visit.

Posted: May 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Paul VI, first pope to visit Philippines, to be beatified soon

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After canonizing Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, the Holy See is now looking into beatifying Pope Paul VI, possibly as early as October when bishops from around the world meet in the Vatican for the Synod of Bishops on the Family.

Posted: May 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipinos hoping for miracles queue to kiss Pope relics

Roman Catholics from the Philippines kiss one of the relics of the late Pope John Paul II at a chapel in Manila on April 1, 2014.  Hundreds of people in the Philippines queued up on April 1 to kiss the blood, hair and cassock of the late John Paul II, beseeching the soon-to-be-sainted Polish pope to perform miracles for them.     AFP

Hundreds of people queued in the Philippines Tuesday to kiss the hair, bloodstained clothing and a cassock of the late Pope John Paul II, beseeching the soon-to-be-sainted Polish pontiff to perform miracles for them.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pope may visit Asia in 2015; South Korea, PH sent invitations

Pope Francis. AP

Pope Francis may visit South Korea next summer as part of a possible trip to Asia, a Vatican spokesman said Wednesday.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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