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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: Possible trip to Asia in 2015. AP FILE PHOTO

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 »

Pope’s stance OK, but we’ll still fight RH law–bishops

CBCP president and Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma: Do not expect the teachings of the Church about reproductive health to change in the time of Pope Francis.

Filipino prelates have welcomed Pope Francis’ challenge to shift the Church’s focus from strict dogma to love and understanding of everyone and serving the poor, but they will continue to fight any law that contradicts the faith, a Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) official said on Monday.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos in Rome show strong support for Pope Francis

Pope Francis might just visit typhoon-devastated Leyte, which has more than 1 million Catholic faithful. AP FILE PHOTO

It was the first time Pope Francis’ name was used in a Sunday Mass.

Posted: March 19th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Binay bound for Vatican for Pope’s installation

Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay will represent the Philippines in the installation of Pope Francis in the Vatican on Tuesday.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

There’s something special about Cardinal Tagle

WHAT IF  Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, a “papabile,” is pictured in what could have been the Inquirer’s front page in its March 14 issue, way before white smoke rose from the Sistine Chapel, electing a new Pope. The paper’s third edition was put to bed at around 3 a.m.

He may not have been elected Pope, but the people close to Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle have always felt he was destined for a greater mission.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pope Francis invited to PH


Two retired Filipino cardinals have invited Pope Francis to visit the Philippines, Asia’s bastion of Roman Catholicism that the Pontiff has called “Islands of Saints.”

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Banner Story,Headlines | Read More »

Palace hails new pope

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Thursday morning hailed the election of Argentine Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio as the new Pope, saying this brings the “promise of renewal’’ in the Catholic Church.

Posted: March 14th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

The election of the Pope, Chavez and Marcos


If by the time you read this, the Sistine Chapel spews out white smoke, then we’ll either be in a new era of the Catholic Church or stuck in the translucence of tradition, where the light doesn’t always shine through.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Filipinos rooting for Manila Archbishop Tagle

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Roman Catholic devotees receive Holy Communion during a Mass at the start of the prayer vigil Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Manila Archbishop chapel in Manila, Philippines, to coincide with the conclave at the Vatican to select a new Pope.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

On the eve of the papal conclave, Catholics rooting for Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle got an unexpected boost with the release of the Italian translation of his 8-year-old book intended to re-ignite the “value of community in a divided world.”

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »



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