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Pope to see many positive developments in ‘Yolanda’ rehab–Lacson

Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

If Pope Francis’ visit to towns ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) would push through in 2015, may he not only stop over in Tacloban but also in other areas where there have been many success stories amid recovery and rehabilitation, said Presidential Assistant on Rehabilitation Panfilo Lacson.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope to visit PH in January 2015

Pope Francis talks with Vatican Spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, right, during a press conference he held aboard the papal flight on his way back to Rome at the end of a three day trip to the Midle East, Monday, May 26, 2014. He confirmed a visit to the Philippines in January 2015. AP PHOTO/ANDREW MEDICHINI, POOL

Pope Francis confirmed Monday that he will visit the Philippines in January next year as well as Sri Lanka for two days, but gave no definite dates and details. Philippine Catholic Church officials have reportedly invited him to visit the Philippines, with a trip to typhoon-devastated Leyte as the highlight of his visit.

Posted: May 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Paul VI, first pope to visit Philippines, to be beatified soon


After canonizing Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, the Holy See is now looking into beatifying Pope Paul VI, possibly as early as October when bishops from around the world meet in the Vatican for the Synod of Bishops on the Family.

Posted: May 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipinos open their homes to compatriots

People gather at St. Peter’s square. AFP FILE PHOTO

Thousands of Filipinos are descending on Rome for the joint canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II on Sunday, joining millions of other pilgrims eager to see two of the 20th century’s most popular Pontiffs made saints and held up for veneration by Catholics.

Posted: April 26th, 2014 in Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Films, exhibits for faithful who cannot attend Vatican canonization rites

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 »