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Overseas assignments await priest graduates

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CUM LAUDE  Father Prefect Emmanuel Menguito (middle) of DivineWord Seminary-Tagaytay poses with cum laude graduates of the Saksi Class (from left) Fathers Philander Pinalgan, Jonas Piodo, Jerome Ormita and Eric Lacandula.  JOEL TEMPLA/CONTRIBUTOR

He speaks Ilocano, English and Tagalog, with a smattering of Hebrew and Greek. But now, Fr. Louie A. Luyun, 31, has to learn Japanese, beginning with its three writing systems—katakana, hiragana and kanji—as he prepares for assignment to the Land of the Rising Sun.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Catholic numbers on the rise in Africa, Asia

Filipino Catholics attend an Easter Mass on March 31, 2013 in Pandan, Catanduanes. The number of Catholic priests and believers in the world is on the rise, a Vatican report showed on Monday, May 13, 2013, with gains in Africa and Asia offsetting a slump in Europe and the Americas.  PHOTO BY RICK ALBERTO

The number of Catholic priests and believers in the world is on the rise, a Vatican report showed on Monday, with gains in Africa and Asia offsetting a slump in Europe and the Americas.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Headlines | 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 »

Priest facing child pornography case deported to US

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A Filipino Catholic priest wanted in the United States for theft and possession of child pornography has surrendered to Philippine authorities after more than a year as a fugitive.

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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