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1,200 youths led by 2 orphans to welcome Pope Francis

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Some 1,200 youths led by two orphans will greet Pope Francis when he arrives in the Philippines for his apostolic visit in January.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope’s itinerary: ‘Our official joy begins now’


Pope Francis will arrive late afternoon of Jan. 15 and will host a luncheon for Supertyphoon “Yolanda” survivors in Tacloban City on Jan. 17. On Jan. 18, he will meet with religious leaders at the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) and hold a Mass at Manila’s Rizal Park, before flying back to the Vatican on Jan. 19.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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Pope Francis’ view of God

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Filipinos preparing to welcome Pope Francis to the Philippines on January 15, 2015 would do well to be familiar with the Pontiff’s recently enunciated views, which have drawn fire from religious conservatives.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Catholics view Pope Francis’ visit positively, agree it will strengthen faith in PH

Pope Francis celebrates a Mass for cardinals and bishops who died in the past year, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.  AP

As expected, 99 percent of some 1,200 Catholics from Metro Manila and four neighboring provinces areas expressed “positive sentiments” about Pope Francis’ scheduled state and pastoral visit to the Philippines next January in a recent survey conducted by the Church-run Radio Veritas.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

The Artist Abroad

Will the Church be truly catholic?

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The synod convened by Pope Francis at the Vatican has been generating both excitement and anger, with its preliminary report on how to treat gay men and women, couples who cohabit without a Church-sanctioned marriage and are said to be “living in sin,” and those who have divorced.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »