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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 »

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 »

Pope Francis names Dela Cruz as archbishop of Zamboanga

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Bishop Romulo dela Cruz Photo by cbcponline.net

Pope Francis on Saturday named 66-year old Kidapawan Bishop Romulo dela Cruz as the new archbishop of Zamboanga.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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 »

Benedict joins Francis in cardinal-making ceremony

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, center, is flanked by Cardinal Angelo Sodano, left, and followed by Archbishop Georg Gaensweing as he arrives for a consistory inside the St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday. AP

Former Pope Benedict XVI has joined Pope Francis in a ceremony creating the cardinals who will elect their successor in an unprecedented blending of papacies past, present and future.

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

Pope to create Quevedo, 18 others new cardinals

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo. Photo courtesy of CBCP News

Pope Francis will create his first batch of cardinals on Saturday, with nine of the 19 coming from South America, Africa and Asia, including the Philippines’ Archbishop of Cotabato Orlando Quevedo.

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

Catholics mark World Day of Sick

Retired Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales (shown in this file photo) led the celebration of the World Day of the Sick in Manila with a Mass at the Espiritu Santo church in Sta. Cruz, where he anointed a number of sick parishioners.

Catholic churches all over the country celebrated on Tuesday the annual World Day of the Sick, which this year had for its theme, “Faith and Charity,” according to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | 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 »

Hundreds observe Sinulog in New York

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Sinulog dancers

About 35 years ago, Betty Tancio and her husband wanted to have a child and raise a family. After years of trying, however, they were unsuccessful.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Quevedo among new cardinals named by Pope Francis

Archbishop Orlando B. Quevedo INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The following is a list of the 19 men named on Sunday by Pope Francis to be installed as cardinals in a Vatican ceremony on February 22:

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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