By Luis H. Francia
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.
Filipino Archbishop Bernardito Auza, appointed by the Vatican as Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, will preside at the 7th Annual Simbang Gabi Commissioning Mass at the St. Mary’s Cathedral on December 3, at 7:30 p.m.
By John Nery
Does God browse the Internet? Starting at noon Tuesday, readers and viewers can post their prayer intentions on INQUIRER.net—part of the Inquirer Group’s comprehensive preparations for the historic pastoral visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines next January.
Pope Francis on Sunday issued a strong signal of support for reform of the Catholic Church’s approach to marriage, cohabitation and divorce as bishops began a landmark review of teaching on the family.
By Julie M. Aurelio
The Philippines has assigned a thousand-strong force of its United Nations peacekeepers to help guard Pope Francis when he visits Asia’s main Catholic outpost next January, the military said Sunday.