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#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.

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

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

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

Social media gift for Pope Francis: #ShowThePope photos

Jan 20, 2015 - 8:22 AM

On his way back to the Vatican Pope Francis is given a collection of photos shot by netizens from all over the Philippines

Joe Torres presents the #ShowThePope album to Pope Francis. Photo by Roy Lagarde

Pope Francis ends Philippine visit, reminding Filipinos of compassion

Jan 19, 2015 - 6:09 PM

Will the Pope s messages sink in?

'Trashed' Luneta mars Pope Francis Mass

Jan 19, 2015 - 1:13 PM

Plastic water bottles food containers and even missalettes are found strewn around Rizal Park after Pope Francis Mass

DISCARDED. Wet missalettes lie on the floor in Rizal Park

WATCH: Timelapse of Luneta grounds during Pope Francis' mass

Jan 19, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Check out this timelapse of Luneta and the Quirino Grandstand from dawn to dusk on the day of the Pope s biggest public event during his 5 day visit

Some pilgrims go home ‘disappointed’ for not seeing Pope Francis

Jan 19, 2015 - 8:25 AM

How do some pilgrims feel after coming home without seeing the Pope?

Crowd stays overnight at Nuncio residence to see Pope one last time

Jan 19, 2015 - 7:50 AM

What will people do for one last glimpse of Pope Francis?

Pope Francis' with youth, Luneta mass, network shutdown | The wRap

Jan 18, 2015 - 7:20 PM

Pope Francis tells people: don’t be afraid to cry What sets apart the Catholic Filipino according to the Pope? And cellular networks shut down to secure him

Luneta crowd grows, all hope to see Pope Francis

Jan 18, 2015 - 12:24 PM

Despite the large crowd assembled at Luneta all hoping to see Pope Francis individual devotees say they are happy to be there whether or not they see the pontiff

Hundreds of thousands of people gather to wait for a mass to be celebrated by Pope Francis at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on January 18, 2015. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Night before the Pope's Sunday mass

Jan 17, 2015 - 11:09 PM

Will the government pass the test?

Bring your own raincoats, come early for Luneta Mass

Jan 17, 2015 - 5:22 PM

The sole entry point for the public along Orosa Street will open at 6 am and close by 1:30 pm Some 700 000 attendees will pass through this gate

Pope Francis arrives in Leyte to console Yolanda victims

Jan 17, 2015 - 7:34 AM

UPDATED Pope Francis braves Tropical Storm Amang to achieve the main objective of his Philippine visit

POPE IN LEYTE. People in raincoats welcome Pope Francis at the Tacloban airport, where his plane has just landed on January 17, 2015.

Watching the Pope, Filipino-style

Jan 16, 2015 - 3:28 PM

The Filipino crowd as well as Pope Francis is under the global spotlight during the papal visit So what s the Filipino crowd like?

Altered Palace 'papal route' disappoints some gov’t workers

Jan 16, 2015 - 3:08 PM

Pope Francis known for making surprise detours during public events welcomed by the faithful does one at the Malacañang Palace grounds

Why Derek Ramsay declined Kris Aquino's invite to see Pope Francis

Jan 16, 2015 - 2:24 PM

The actor however appreciates the gesture

What did Pope Francis write in the Malacañang guestbook?

Jan 16, 2015 - 1:13 PM

The Argentinian pontiff writes only one sentence in English in the Palace guestbook but it is enough to bless the entire nation

MESSAGE TO FILIPINOS. Pope Francis writes his message to the Filipino people on the Malacañang Guest Book on January 16, 2015

Aquino slams ‘critical’ members of clergy

Jan 16, 2015 - 12:12 PM

In a Palace event attended by Pope Francis and other Church leaders President Benigno Aquino III cannot help but call attention to some members of the clergy who find fault in everything about him including his hair

TIT FOR TAT? At a Palace event after the meeting of the two leaders on January 16, 2015, Pope Francis urges Philippine officials to reject corruption, while President Benigno Aquino III cites 'critical' members of the clergy

When Kris Aquino met Pope Francis

Jan 16, 2015 - 12:05 PM

The presidential sister meets Pope Francis during his visit to Malacañang Palace

Pope to PH officials: Reject corruption

Jan 16, 2015 - 11:14 AM

Pope Francis tells an audience of about 450 Palace guests including the highest leaders of the land to maintain their integrity and turn away from the evils of corruption

EVILS OF CORRUPTION. Pope Francis tells Philippine leaders to maintain their honesty and integrity to protect the rich resources of their country.

At Malacañang, a more formal pope

Jan 16, 2015 - 10:40 AM

As state guest the Holy Father known for his spontaneity appears more formal than in past public appearances

PAPAL VISIT. Pope Francis pays a courtesy call on President Benigno Aquino III in Malacañang Palace on January 16, 2015.

Malacañang prepares for Pope Francis' arrival

Jan 16, 2015 - 9:11 AM

The palace awaits Pope Francis arrival ready to welcome him with a complete diplomatic core and a 21 gun salute

WATCH: Cebu inmates dance number for Pope Francis

Jan 15, 2015 - 9:18 PM

Cebu may not be on Pope Francis itinerary but the famous dancing inmates pay tribute to the Pontiff in their special way

Why it's easier to see Pope Francis in Leyte

Jan 15, 2015 - 3:55 PM

Find out why it s easier to get close to Pope Francis in Leyte which he will visit on January 17

'Caged' street kids for papal visit? No such thing, says gov’t

Jan 15, 2015 - 3:39 PM

Top government officials deny a report saying street children in Metro Manila were locked up in filthy detention centres to keep the streets clean for the Pope s arrival

A student activist holds a placard to welcome Pope Francis in Manila, the Philippines, 14 January 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Papal visit briefing by PCOO Sec. Sonny Coloma

Jan 15, 2015 - 2:06 PM

Watch the press conference with PCOO Secretary Sonny Coloma

Airlifts and emergencies: Keeping people safe in a papal visit

Jan 15, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Things don’t always go to plan when an overeager crowd welcomes a widely popular religious leader

Pope John Paul II – and his security team –wade through the crowd during his 1995 visit to the Philippines. AFP file photo

Seeking God by hashtag: Pope sparks Filipino social media frenzy

Jan 15, 2015 - 10:59 AM

The cyber savvy Pope Francis ignites a frenzy in the Philippines the so called social media capital of the world

YOUR IMAGES. What images do you want to show Pope Francis? Check out Rappler's crowdsourced photo mural here: http://rplr.co/showthepope and use the hashtag #ShowThePope on social media.

What Yolanda survivors want to #ShowThePope

Jan 15, 2015 - 8:22 AM

What do the survivors of Yolanda want the Pope to see?

Mood in Manila a day before Pope's arrival

Jan 14, 2015 - 4:11 PM

UPDATED The youth are excited to welcome Pope Francis as the city prepares to welcome him

A worker paints the barricades that have been set up around the Manila Cathedral for the papal visit. Photo by Pat Nabong

CHEAT SHEET: Pope Francis visit to Leyte

Jan 13, 2015 - 5:49 PM

For pilgrims who would like to see Pope Francis up close it will be easier to do so in Leyte than in Manila

#ShowThePope: Politician-sponsored billboards, PH politics

Jan 13, 2015 - 3:08 PM

Pope Francis has described politics as one of the highest forms of charity and a lofty vacation – but Filipino netizens don t think too highly of local politics

Why I’m not excited to see Pope Francis

Jan 11, 2015 - 10:48 PM

About 20 years ago other than priesthood my goal in life was to see in person a successor of St Peter

Touched by a saint: A close encounter with Pope John Paul II

Jan 11, 2015 - 9:48 PM

What’s it like to meet someone like a pope? Anna Marco recounts her meeting with Pope – now Saint – John Paul II back in 1995

2,000 volunteers mobilized for Leyte papal visit

Jan 11, 2015 - 5:54 PM

Volunteers attend the orientation for one of the biggest religious events to be held in Eastern Visayas

Palo archbishop checks papal Mass site preparations

Jan 10, 2015 - 2:26 PM

Palo Archbishop John F Du visits the Tacloban Airport to make sure the Tacloban airport is ready for the Pope s arrival and open Mass on January 17

Political prisoners to Francis: Hear our stories

Jan 09, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Political detainees as well as families of desaparecidos and victims of extrajudicial will send letters to the Pope

DISTRAUGHT DAUGHTER. Nikki Gamara, daughter of incarcerated NDF peace consultant Renante Gamara, writes her second letter to Pope Francis. She has erlier sent the pontiff an email.

#ShowThePope: A disconnected Church?

Jan 07, 2015 - 9:39 AM

Pope Francis has called for an open inclusive Church – but some netizens say that s not always the case in the Philippines

The man who shoots popes

Jan 04, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Veteran photographer Noli Yamsuan Jr shares his wealth of experience through years of shooting papal visits and his expectations from the Pope Francis coverage

PENTHOUSE MAY 1983 EDITION. 'They like my work (Cuaresma) so much, they just didn’t buy my images, they placed me on an assignment and that pays a lot more.' Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#ShowThePope: Most beautiful PH churches

Jan 04, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Netizens share photos of some of the Philippines most beautiful churches – monuments to Filipino faith – that they would like to ShowThePope

#ShowThePope: How Filipinos spend Christmas

Jan 03, 2015 - 3:59 PM

Netizens show how the family and service to the poor take center stage

Floods, landslides before Pope visits Leyte

Dec 31, 2014 - 9:22 AM

For disaster stricken Leyte the Catholic Church is set to open the Pope Francis Center for the Poor Paterno Esmaquel files this video blog

#PopeFrancisPH in Leyte: What to expect

Dec 29, 2014 - 3:12 PM

Pope Francis is visiting Leyte on January 17 to meet typhoons Yolanda Haiyan and Ruby Hagupit survivors

What do you want to #ShowThePope?

Dec 23, 2014 - 4:59 PM

Tweet photos of anything you want to ShowThePope – from selfies to tourist sites to images of poverty – as Pope Francis is set to visit the Philippines

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.

Sad? Lost? Rappler has Pope Francis quotes for you!

Dec 20, 2014 - 11:23 AM

Browse choose and share the papal quotes that suit you the most by using our interactive Pope in 140 platform

POPE OF QUOTES. Rappler presents the best Pope Francis quotes – in tweetable fashion – on an interactive platform. File photo by Nicolas Bouvy/EPA

#PopeFrancisPH: People's Coverage of People's Pope

Dec 17, 2014 - 6:12 PM

Rappler launches its PopeFrancisPH microsite the go to source for news images conversations and perspective on Pope Francis Philippine trip

PEOPLE'S POPE. Rappler invites you in covering the historic visit of Pope Francis, the People's Pope, to the Philippines in January 2015. File photo by Maurizio Brambatti/EPA