Filipino archbishops - updates

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FALSE: Archbishop Villegas says it would be better if Duterte resigned

May 21, 2020 - 8:51 AM

Archbishop Socrates Villegas did not say this quote. An earlier source of this quote was a site that published fake reports.

Archdiocese of Cebu to hold climate emergency convention

Jan 29, 2020 - 6:11 PM

'We must act together in the face of climate emergency,' says Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma

HOLY CHILD. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma argues that Cebuanos should love the environment as much as the Santo Niño. File photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Archbishop from Bohol appointed new Papal Nuncio to Spain

Oct 02, 2019 - 9:16 AM

(UPDATED) In a reversal of roles, the new envoy of the Holy See to Spain is a citizen of a former Spanish colony

VATICAN ENVOY. A native of Bohol, Archbishop Bernardito Cleopas Auza serves as the Vatican's representative in the United Nations. Photo by Devra Berkowitz/UN Photo

Villegas denies Bikoy links, but admits meeting him once

Aug 15, 2019 - 4:43 PM

The date that Villegas mentions is different from what Bikoy states in his affidavit. The meeting, he says, is part of his 'priestly ministry to give solace to those who are suffering.'

SEDITION COMPLAINT. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas denies having any viable link to Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy who is accusing him and 35 others of inciting to sedition against the Duterte government. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Archbishop Villegas: Ignorance killing PH 'softly, slowly'

Apr 18, 2019 - 8:47 AM

Ignorance 'has made us a nation that glees in murder' and 'votes for incorrigible liars,' says Archbishop Socrates Villegas as the Philippines marks Holy Week 2019

BLASTING IGNORANCE. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates says the ignorance that killed Jesus more than 2,000 years ago is killing the Philippines softly and slowly. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CDO archbishop urges voters: Use 5 Cs in choosing candidates

Mar 29, 2019 - 3:36 PM

Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Ledesma says that in selecting whom to vote, the Catholic Church recommends the 5Cs – Conscience, Competence, Compassion, Companion, Commitment

Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Antonio Ledesma (center) speaks with Liberal Party senate bets Erin Tañada (left) Samira Gutoc (2nd right) and Simon Aquino, (right) representing reelectionist senator Bam Aquino during the birthday celebration of Archbisjop Ledesma's 76th birthday on March 28,2019 at the Archbishop's house in Cagayan de Oro City.  Ledesma ask voters to use the 5Cs in choosing qualified candidates. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

Villegas video hits Duterte ahead of polls

Mar 05, 2019 - 5:49 PM

'Are you going to betray God again?' asks Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas in a video released ahead of the May 13 elections

ELECTION VIDEO. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas releases a video asking voters ahead of the May 13 elections, 'Are you going to betray God?' Screenshot from Villegas' Facebook video

Stand up for the newborn Jesus!

Dec 24, 2018 - 2:29 PM

Stand up for life. Stand up for purity. Stand up for human dignity. We cannot find Christmas joy in timidity and cowardice. Stand up and choose the Lord!

Bangsamoro advocate retires as Cotabato archbishop

Nov 07, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Retired Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, an advocate of the peace process in the southern Philippines, is the first cardinal from Mindanao

RETIRED. Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo steps down as he is past retirement age. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle to priests, nuns: Be one with the wounded

Jul 18, 2018 - 2:01 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle stresses the need to learn from the 'unsung heroes of the faith' – janitors, laundrywomen, simple fathers and mothers

CHURCH CONFERENCE. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle delivers the plenary talk at the 5th Philippine Conference on New Evangelization at the University of Santo Tomas on July 18, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cebu Archbishop Palma calls father of shooting suspect

Jul 10, 2018 - 8:20 PM

'We enjoin everyone to pray for the soul of the deceased,' says the Archdiocese of Cebu after a shootout killed a gunman at the Cebu Archbishop's Residence

TOP PRELATE. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma (center) is safe, and traveling outside Cebu, as a shooting incident erupts at the Cebu Archbishop's Residence on July 9, 2018. File photo by Sammy Navaja/CBCP News

Cebu Archbishop Palma safe, appeals for calm after shootout

Jul 10, 2018 - 4:37 PM

(UPDATED) Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma calls on the public 'to refrain from making any speculation' about the shooting incident at the Cebu Archbishop's Residence

HE IS SAFE. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma (right) is safe after a shooting incident at the Cebu Archbishop's Residence on July 10, 2018. File photo courtesy of CBCP

Man killed in shootout inside Cebu Archbishop's Residence

Jul 10, 2018 - 12:27 PM

(7th UPDATE) The gunman is identified as Jeffrey Cañedo, who reportedly looked for Archbishop Jose Palma before shooting it out with cops

KILLED ON THE SPOT. Cebu City police killed this man in a shootout inside the compound of the Cebu Archbishop's Residence on July 10, 2018. Photo from Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak Facebook

[OPINYON] Diyos ay pag-ibig

Jul 02, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Nakalulungkot na nalantad kayo sa pagmumura, pagbabanta, at panghihiya ng Pangulo ng ating bansa. Piliin ninyong mahalin pa rin siya, ngunit manatili sa katotohanan ng ating pananampalataya.

Cardinal Tagle on Duterte's rant vs God: Don't be distracted

Jun 27, 2018 - 3:45 PM

(UPDATED) Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle reminds priests of 'other pressing concerns,' such as violence in communities, as he tells them to 'be calm' in the face of President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against God

CHURCH AND STATE. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle pays a courtesy call on President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang on July 19, 2016. Malacañang file photo

[OPINION] God is love

Jun 26, 2018 - 11:56 AM

We are in a spiritual warfare against error and sin. Shield yourselves from error and guide your fellow youth in godliness. Read more about the faith.

CBCP head says priests shouldn't carry guns despite killings

Jun 25, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, says the CBCP gives its 'trust and confidence' to the Philippine National Police

LAKAD-DASAL. Catholics join the 'Lakad-Dasal' in Metro Manila on June 22, 2018, to honor the 3 priests slain in the Philippines in less than 7 months. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] We must not keep quiet

Jun 24, 2018 - 7:20 PM

Kill us if they wish but our blood will speak louder than our voices. There is a message that only martyrdom can teach. We will not be threatened.

Priest photo from Shutterstock

Archbishop Villegas: Stand up vs 'reign of murder, vulgarity'

May 22, 2018 - 7:21 PM

'Hindi ba sobra na? Hindi pa ba tayo maninindigan? Kung hindi ngayon, kailan pa?' says Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas

BISHOP'S CALL. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas urges his flock to stand up against the 'reign of murder and vulgarity' in the Philippines. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Archbishop Villegas' open letter to Cardinal Sin on EDSA

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:20 AM

4 days of bloodless revolution Wow Now 8 months of relentless killings of the poor in the name of change It is a nightmare Your Eminence It is a shame

MENTOR AND AIDE. The late Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin (right) served as the mentor of then Father Socrates Villegas (left), now archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan and president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines. File photo from CBCP

Rappler Newscast | July 2, 2014

Jul 02, 2014 - 9:25 PM

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