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Films, exhibits for faithful who cannot attend Vatican canonization rites

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In this April 2, 20014 file photo an unusually empty main square with a commemorative cross in downtown Warsaw, Poland on Wednesday, April 2, 20014 during observances marking nine years since the death of much-loved Polish-born Pope John Paul II. Over the years, the observances attract fewer and fewer people in an a sign that the enthusiasm that the Poles accord one of their greatest countrymen is gradually dissipating. AP

Filipino Catholics who cannot fly to Rome for the two papal canonizations on Sunday may still get to revel in the spirit of the occasion through various activities prepared by dioceses in Manila and other parts of the country.

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

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 drop by PH in August, says CBCP official

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Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

Pope Francis may drop by the Philippines in August to visit the victims of supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), which ravaged a large swathe of the Visayas late last year, according to an official of a Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) office.

Posted: March 18th, 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 Francis, Tagle hailed as ‘rock stars’

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CARDINAL Luis Antonio Tagle (left) shares a light moment with John Allen Jr., Fr. Antonio Ferria and Fr. Wilfredo Saniel after Allen’s talk at the SVD Seminary in Tagaytay City. GRIG MONTEGRANDE

Acclaimed Vatican journalist John L. Allen Jr. called Pope Francis a “celebrity par excellence” and urged Catholics to put aside their divisions so they could take advantage of his global prominence to promote the Church and its teachings on justice, peace and development.

Posted: March 13th, 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 »

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 »

Pope Francis’ visit to ‘Yolanda’-devastated Leyte eyed

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Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

Pope Francis might just visit this typhoon-devastated province of more than 1 million Catholic faithful.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Vatican exec to address bishops

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Cardinal Robert Sarah. AFP

A Vatican official will address members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) during its biannual plenary assembly, which will open Saturday.

Posted: January 25th, 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 »

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