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Pope names Quevedo, 18 others new cardinals

Pope Francis salutes Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, left, at the end of a consistory inside the St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday. AP

Pope Francis appointed Archbishop of Cotabato Orlando Quevedo among his first batch of cardinals on Saturday, as his predecessor Benedict made a surprise rare appearance at the ceremony naming the new “princes of the Church.”

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Archbishop hits Rolling Stone for comparing Pope Francis, resigned pope Benedict XVI

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Catholic Bishops Conference of Philippines president and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas. cbcpforlife.com photo

The predominantly-Catholic Philippines has felt the “ripple effect” of Pope Francis who recently made the cover of an iconic rock magazine Rolling Stone.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino cardinal stirs papal talk with rapid rise

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Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila, makes a sign of the cross on the foreheads of devotees during a mass in observance of Ash Wednesday which ushers the 45-day Lenten Season Wednesday February 13, 2013 in Manila. AP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: March 8th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Masses to be held for Pope Benedict XVI in days towards his resignation

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SPECIAL MASS Pope Benedict XVI presides over the canonization Mass. AFP

Several Catholic bishops have scheduled Masses in their respective dioceses for the intention of Pope Benedict XVI on the days leading to his resignation on Thursday.

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

Tagle to attend Benedict XVI’s last Mass as pope

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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle: In no hurry

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has cancelled a scheduled campus tour as he prepares to leave for Rome to witness Pope Benedict XVI’s formal resignation on Thursday, Church officials said Saturday.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippine papal bet wants people power for Church

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle takes a pedicab during his visit in Sto. Niño de Tondo parish in Manila. Photo courtesy of Fr. Edwin Gariguez, CBCP-NASSA

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle wants to bring the Catholic Church closer to people, a vision his fans say comes from a genuine passion for helping the poor and one that could make him Asia’s first pope.

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Tagle seen most viable Third World bet for Pope

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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle: Sixth Vatican appointment. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

One of the most highly respected Vatican analysts in Italy, who had been critical of Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, now believes the cardinal is the only viable Third World candidate for the papal throne.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

The Artist Abroad

Let there be a mama

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Pope Benedict XVI AP PHOTO

I’ll say this for Pope Benedict XVI and his unexpected announcement that he would step down as head of the Roman Catholic Church at the end of this month, and relinquish the burdens of an office that he says he no longer can carry: it’s a frank and commendable assessment of his own failed tenure, with the clear implication that faith, prayer, and an insistence on staunchly conservative views are no longer, if ever they were, enough to lead 1.2 billion Catholics into an ever more complicated world.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Catholic Church downplays prophecy about ‘last pope’

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Ghanian Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson talks to the Associated Press during an interview in Rome Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. One of Africa's brightest hopes to be the next pope, Turkson says the time is right for a pontiff from the developing world. A Catholic Church official downplayed on Tuesday the prophecy of a 12th-century Irish saint who supposedly predicted that the next Pope would be the last and the end of the world would follow.  AP PHOTO/DOMENICO STINELLIS

A Catholic Church official downplayed on Tuesday, the prophecy of a 12th-century Irish saint who supposedly predicted that the next Pope would be the last and the end of the world would follow.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino Catholics saddened by Pope’s resignation, to pray for his recovery

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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle

“We felt like children clinging to a father who bids them farewell,” Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said a day after Pope Benedict XVI, 85, announced that he was resigning on Feb. 28.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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