#PopeFrancisPH - updates

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Top Vatican reporter writes book about Cardinal Tagle

Sep 19, 2015 - 8:19 AM

In an e mail to Rappler author Cindy Wooden says Cardinal Tagle’s pastoral approach resembles the pastoral approach of Pope Francis

'ASIAN FRANCIS.' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (R) stands with Pope Francis (L) in a meeting with street children in Manila, Philippines, on June 16, 2015. Photo by Osservatore Romano/AFP

Tagle on Pope's encyclical: Review policies, lifestyles

Jun 20, 2015 - 10:11 AM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urges even non Christians to study Laudato Si a historic papal letter warning against climate change

CLOSE TO THE POPE. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (right), president of the Catholic Biblical Federation, addresses Pope Francis (left) during the pontiff's private audience with the CBF on June 19, 2015. Photo by Osservatore Romano/Handout/EPA

Pope cites Filipino bishops in historic encyclical

Jun 18, 2015 - 10:30 PM

In Laudato Si a global plea for action to prevent climate change from destroying the planet Pope Francis lifts from a pastoral letter published by the CBCP in January 1988

Pope Francis, wearing a plastic raincoat, waves to well wishers after a mass in Tacloban on January 17, 2015. Photo by Johannes Eiselle/AFP

Pope: Attachment to computers 'damages souls'

Jun 11, 2015 - 11:31 AM

Pope Francis says many families are together at the dining table but the children have their telephones and are in another world

POPE ON TWITTER. This handout picture released on March 19, 2014, by the Vatican press office shows Pope Francis (R) launching a tweet with Scholas Occurentes Argentina, a network to promote the meeting and linking of schools around the world, regardless of cultural differences. Photo by Osservatore Romano/AFP

St Pauls Publishing embraces new media

Apr 01, 2015 - 5:47 PM

The society’s new media initiatives seeks to attract a younger flock while deeply devotional patrons continue to support the apostolate s publishing arm

Pope Francis hails 'Lolo Kiko' nickname

Mar 12, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The 78 year old pontiff stresses the value of the elderly by recounting the nickname Filipinos gave him

'LOLO KIKO.' Pope Francis aboard his popemobile greets the faithful welcoming him at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on January 18, 2015. Photo by Zalrian Sayat/EPA

BSP to produce more Pope Francis coins

Mar 06, 2015 - 6:13 PM

Those interested to have commemorative papal coins have until March 13 to reserve online

Their truth is theirs to believe in

Feb 08, 2015 - 7:30 AM

This of course does not mean we let go of our responsibility to question

Q and A: 'Will I go to hell if I use contraceptives?'

Feb 07, 2015 - 8:04 PM

The head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines explains the Pope s statements on family planning while he was in the Philippines

PRO-LIFE. Pope Francis delivers one of his strongest statements on family planning during his meeting with families on January 16, 2015, at the Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines. Photo by Osservatore Romano/AFP

What the health sector can learn from the papal visit

Feb 04, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Here are three things the health community can glean from Pope Francis recent State and Apostolic mission to the Philippines

Pope Francis interacts thru a sign language to a Filipino parents with disabilities during a meeting with families at the MOA Arena. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Pope Francis says sorry for 'impatience' in Leyte

Feb 03, 2015 - 11:12 AM

Pope Francis also thanks the local archbishop for the witness of faith and endurance which your people showed me in the midst of their trials

Behind the scenes: The Pope most Filipinos didn't see

Feb 01, 2015 - 5:45 PM

There is no difference between how he is in public and how he is in private the head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines tells Rappler

PRIVATE MEETING. In this handout picture released by the Vatican Press Office, Pope Francis poses for 'selfies' with survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) on January 17, 2015, as part of his trip to the Philippines.

Confirmed: Pope 'much updated' on RH law

Jan 31, 2015 - 5:20 PM

Pope Francis had the Reproductive Health law in mind when he spoke about Filipino families the CBCP head tells Rappler

UPHOLDING LIFE. Pope Francis attends a meeting with families in Manila on January 16, 2015. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Chasing the Pope, parang pag-ibig lang

Jan 31, 2015 - 8:30 AM

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More than 3.3M tweets recorded during PH papal visit

Jan 30, 2015 - 6:46 PM

Smart Communications Inc reports there were 3 664 tweets per second at 6:30 pm on January 15 when Pope Francis arrived in Manila

Filipinos take pictures of the Pope Francis while passing by a street near the Manila Cathedral on January 16, 2015. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

CAAP mulls moratorium on penalties for drones

Jan 29, 2015 - 10:17 PM

Drones confiscated during the papal visit will be returned once their operators register them with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

#ShowThePope: The Philippines that Francis saw

Jan 29, 2015 - 6:18 PM

What did Filipinos tell the Pope through their words songs and sheer numbers? What images of the Philippines are forever etched in his memories?

FOR #POPEFRANCISPH. What do you want to #ShowThePope? Tweet us your photos! We'll compile these in a gallery that we'll send to the Vatican.

DSWD spends P4.8M on street families' Batangas trip

Jan 27, 2015 - 5:15 PM

DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano Soliman during a Senate committee hearing defends her department s decision to take street families to out of town trips called family camps

Thousands of Filipinos in Vatican welcome Pope Francis home

Jan 26, 2015 - 10:53 AM

According to Filipino community organizers an estimated 7 000 Filipinos were among the crowd gathered outside St Peter’s Square to attend the Pope’s weekly Angelus

Mercy and compassion when it hurts the most

Jan 25, 2015 - 4:03 PM

My father has a bitter sweet mantra that he says to himself to stay sober: ‘Just for today I wont drink Bahala na bukas

'Amang' was biggest threat to Pope Francis

Jan 24, 2015 - 11:45 PM

Ambassador Paynor says the Pope did not wear any bullet proof vest inside his garment Instead what he wore was a poncho for rain protection

Baby Brandon, blessed by Pope Francis, dies

Jan 24, 2015 - 9:59 PM

Brandon s mother Gladys Precilla Lao says her son died at 6:44 pm Friday January 23 at the St Luke s Medical Center in Quezon City

Pope Francis blesses Brandon Emmanuel Lao during his meeting with families at the Mall of Asia Area on January 17, 2015. Rappler photo

The return of Baywalk’s banished ‘bedspacers’

Jan 24, 2015 - 4:16 PM

Strange how a day before Pope Francis comes to Manila 100 or so people seem to have vanished They seem to have magically disappeared from the same place where the sea swallows the sun

LEFT IN THE DARK. Manila Bay is the site of many majestic sunsets. It is also home to about 100 Baywalk bedspacers, whose future remains bleak. Photo by George Moya/Rappler

Barricades for Pope Francis' Leyte visit to be reused

Jan 24, 2015 - 3:22 PM

Many agencies and local government units have requested for barricades from the public works department

BARRICADES. Many agencies and local government units have requested the DPWH for some road barricades and guard rails used during Pope Francis' visit to Leyte. Screengrab from Rappler video

Learning joy from Pope Francis

Jan 24, 2015 - 8:35 AM

I’m not comfortable with the fanfare that follows Pope Francis but there are many things this man is doing right

POPE IN A RAINCOAT. Pope Francis aboard his popemobile reets devotees following a mass at the Quirino grandstand in Manila on January 18, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

PNP sacks officer for delaying cops' food allowance during Pope visit

Jan 23, 2015 - 5:57 PM

PNP OIC Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina places Police Security and Protection Group budget officer Police Superintendent Evangeline Martos under administrative relief

Police and volunteers secure the express lane before the arrival of Pope Francis in Manila, Philippines, 15 January 2015. Pope Francis, on his second Asian tour visited Sri Lanka and the Philippines exactly 20 years after St. John Paul II's visit to the two countries. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

#PopeFrancisPH visit commemorative stamps now available

Jan 23, 2015 - 5:04 PM

PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost urges online buyers to place their orders only on the Pinoy eMall site following reports that copies of the commemorative stamps are being sold in the black market at much higher prices

PAPAL VISIT STAMPS. Four art pieces from a design composition form the block of four stamps. Photo from PHLPost

The problem with how media covered Pope Francis

Jan 23, 2015 - 4:06 PM

The important questions were never asked The contradictions were not questioned If anything the opportunity to know the Pope better was lost

Pope Francis lifts troubled PH flag carrier

Jan 23, 2015 - 12:33 PM

A blessing is what Asia s longest serving commercial carrier needs the most at this time says PAL president and COO Jaime Bautista and it gets just that

Hidden from the Pope?: Netizens, DSWD speak up on #streetkids

Jan 22, 2015 - 11:52 AM

Discussion on the disappearance of street families in Manila during the papal visit

What a Jesuit volunteer learned from Pope Francis

Jan 21, 2015 - 9:37 PM

It was in the loss of words of our Santo Padre that I realized that faith is not measured at all It can only prevail

Pope Francis in raincoat holds a mass in Tacloban on January 17, 2015. Photo by Johannes Eiselle/AFP

Lyca Gairanod sad she didn't get to meet Pope Francis

Jan 21, 2015 - 8:57 PM

Still she says that she feels blessed to have been given the opportunity to sing Tell The World Of His Love

Pope on big families: Not main cause of poverty

Jan 21, 2015 - 8:14 PM

Hailing big families in the Philippines Pope Francis blames poverty on an economic system that has replaced man with the god of money

FILIPINO FAMILIES. Pope Francis interacts through sign language with a Filipino person with disabilities during his meeting with families in the Philippines. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Covering the Papal Visit: People over Pope Francis

Jan 21, 2015 - 6:51 PM

More than the opportunity of seeing Pope Francis 4 times I will treasure more the stories and the conversations I had with the people

Pope Francis aboard his mobile is given a send off by a huge volume of devotees following a mass at the Quirino grandstand in Manila on January 18, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

The telegram Pope Francis sent President Aquino

Jan 21, 2015 - 6:47 PM

Pope Francis thanks President Benigno Aquino III for the warm welcome and kindness during his visit to the Philippines

THANK YOU. In a telegram, Pope Francis thanks President Benigno Aquino III and the Filipino people for the warmth and kindess shown to him during his visit. File photo by Rappler

Aquino reiterates stance: 'I am against abortion'

Jan 21, 2015 - 4:58 PM

Malacañang releases President Benigno Aquino III s 5 point position on responsible parenthood following Pope Francis statements against artificial contraception

CHURCH AND THE STATE. Pope Francis next to President Benigno Aquino III at arrival honors at Malacanang Palace, Manila on January 16, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Letter to Pope Francis from daughter of political prisoner

Jan 21, 2015 - 2:55 PM

We will gladly wait for those affected by your wisdom and enthusiastically carry on our fight until we see that society of authentic justice solidarity and peace

CBCP on Pope's interview: 'Leave rabbits in peace'

Jan 21, 2015 - 2:46 PM

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines says the Pope in his comments on responsible parenthood stressed traditional Church teaching

IN-FLIGHT INTERVIEW. Pope Francis gestures as he talks with journalists on the plane during the flight from Manila to Rome on January 19, 2015. Photo by Ettore Ferrari/EPA

Were street families hidden from the Pope?

Jan 21, 2015 - 8:00 AM

About 400 individuals from street families under the DSWD s MCCT program in Malate are brought to a resort in Nasugbu Batangas during the papal visit

CHILDREN. Pope Francis meeting children at an event in Manila on January 16, 2015. Photo from Osservatore Romano/AFP

LISTEN: A collection of Pope Francis' homilies and speeches

Jan 20, 2015 - 8:24 PM

Listen and relive the words of Pope Francis through Rappler s collection

Facebook users of all faiths love Pope Francis

Jan 20, 2015 - 7:38 PM

Facebook users of all faiths share their love for Pope Francis

5 lessons business leaders can learn from Pope

Jan 20, 2015 - 7:30 PM

The Pope’s messages during his visit are not solely evangelical – they are practical that even business leaders and managers can learn and emulate

Palace: Church, gov’t don’t agree on everything

Jan 20, 2015 - 6:45 PM

Malacañang makes the statement following Pope Francis latest pronouncement against the use of contraceptives which the government backed RH law promotes

CHURCH AND THE STATE. Pope Francis next to President Benigno Aquino III at arrival honors at Malacanang Palace, Manila on January 16, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Palace defends Aquino’s speech attacking church

Jan 20, 2015 - 6:37 PM

Malacañang says President Benigno Aquino III did not intend to embarrass anyone and that his papal speech was based on the truth

CONTRASTING SPEECHES? Pope Francis stands next to Philippine president Benigno Aquino III during arrival honors at Malacanang presidential palace, Manila, Philippines, 16 January 2015. The two later delivered separate speeches tackling issues affecting Philippine society. Photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

Simplicity key to Pope Francis’ room in Manila – Josie Natori

Jan 20, 2015 - 6:00 PM

The designer talks about her plans prior to the Pope s arrival

Philippine police arrest 3 for bomb joke during papal mass

Jan 20, 2015 - 5:08 PM

The crime of making false reports about bombs is punishable with up to 5 years in jail or a fine of P40 000 894 or both

CROWD CONTROL. Anti-riot police try to control devotees during a mass officiated by Pope Francis in Manila on Jan. 18, 2015. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

A young priest's 3 takeaways from the Pope's homily

Jan 20, 2015 - 4:33 PM

The striking points from the Pope s Manila Cathedral homily: exercising love in service being present to the people and having love in one s service to be a good shepherd

PHONES OUT. Priests take photos of Pope Francis as he celebrates Mass at the Manila Cathedral on January 16, 2015.

Family of dead volunteer in papal visit to receive aid

Jan 20, 2015 - 1:53 PM

Because Judy the mother of Kristel Padasas is a long time OFW she is entitled to various government benefits from the labor department

Pope Francis receives letter to pray for grieving Filipino family

Jan 20, 2015 - 12:22 PM

The letter is handed to Pope Francis by a young Thomasian who spoke before him

Q&A: A youth's personal encounter, lessons from Pope Francis

Jan 20, 2015 - 11:52 AM

Leandro Santos II one of 4 Filipino youths who gave testimonials before Pope Francis at UST shares his experience and lessons learned in his encounter with the pontiff

ONCE IN A LIFETIME HUG. Youth speaker Leandro Santos II hugs Pope Francis after delivering his testimonial at UST. Screengrab from Rappler