By Nikko Dizon
President Aquino on Tuesday said he expected stepped up measures by the Presidential Security Group to protect Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines in January next year amid a news report in Italy of a possible threat against the Pontiff by Islamic militants.
By Christine O. Avendaño
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.
By Tina G. Santos
Students and parishioners may now take “selfies” with Pope Francis, months before his scheduled visit to the Philippines.
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.
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.