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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

Cebu Archbishop Palma warns public vs investment scams

Jun 11, 2019 - 9:39 PM

'Some people have ways to use schemes that fool other people,' Cebu Archbishop Palma says in a statement

ARCHBISHOP PALMA. 2017 file photo by Mars Mosqueda/Rappler

Cebu archdiocese says shootout 'not attack vs Church'

Jul 11, 2018 - 5:15 PM

The shooting incident at the Cebu Archbishop's Residence is 'a wake-up call' about depression, says Cebu Archdiocese media liaison Monsignor Joseph Tan

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's Facebook account

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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

Cebu Bishop Palma urges PNP to follow law in anti-drug war

Nov 23, 2017 - 9:01 PM

‘We might have erred at one point in time, but we are still capable of changing for the better, and that is also our hope even for those who are involved in illegal drugs’

REFLECTION. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, in a November 23, 2017, press conference says the war against drugs should ‘respect lives and follow the law.’ Photo by Mars Mosqueda Jr/Rappler

Cebu archbishop hits EJKs ahead of EDSA procession

Nov 04, 2017 - 11:59 PM

'Lord, heal our wounded land!' says Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma as Catholics in Cebu also prepare for a major procession against extrajudicial killings

NO TO KILLINGS. A candle-lighting activity is held in Quezon City on November 2, 2017, to protest against killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Use conscience, not surveys when voting – Cebu Archbishop

May 08, 2016 - 7:30 AM

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urges voters to elect leaders who defend life and the dignity of all care for our common home and protect the common good

CHOICE IS YOURS. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma (R) says 'Forget about the surveys. Let us think of God when we vote the right leaders.' Photo courtesy of CBCP

'I have special admiration for Filipinos' - Pope Francis

Oct 25, 2015 - 10:54 PM

The leader of the Catholic church fondly remembers the warm welcome he got in the Philippines

Pope Francis (R) wears a plastic poncho as he waves to well wishers after a mass in Tacloban on January 17, 2015. Pope Francis will spend an emotional day in the Philippines on January 17 with survivors of a catastrophic super typhoon that claimed thousands of lives, highlighting his concern over climate change. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE

Pope allows 5 Filipinos to join historic meet on family

Mar 26, 2015 - 5:38 PM

Pope Francis also seeks prayers for people and families who for various reasons are harassed and helpless like sheep without a shepherd

VATICAN'S REQUEST. To prepare for a rare meeting set by Pope Francis in 2014, the Vatican requests bishops, including the CBCP, to survey their flock on the family. File photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Bishops split on 'moral basis' for Aquino to quit

Feb 28, 2015 - 3:18 PM

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma says the Catholic Church is not in the position to push the President to quit for it is beyond her competence

'MORAL BASIS.' Catholic bishops find themselves in a key position as critics urge the President to quit. In this file photo, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines holds its bi-annual plenary assembly in January 2014. Photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

PH Church 'right' despite Pope Francis' comments

Sep 24, 2013 - 1:52 PM

[The Pope] did not rebuff the strong opposition to contraception abortion or homosexual marriage He just set it on proper grounding

'NO REBUFF' Catholic leaders say their stance against contraception, abortion and gay marriage stands. File photo of the Manila Cathedral. AFP/Noel Celis

Pope Francis prays for victims of Cebu sea mishap

Aug 17, 2013 - 10:54 PM

In a telegram to Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma the Pope invokes divine strength and comfort upon the grieving families the injured and those involved in the rescue efforts

Voter registration of some bishops deactivated

May 12, 2013 - 2:22 PM

Some Catholic bishops may not cast their vote in the May 13 elections due to deactivation of their voter s registration

Cebu local bets now part of ‘Team Buhay’

Apr 26, 2013 - 3:23 PM

In Cebu anti RH crusaders bring their campaign to the gubernatorial and mayoral races

Kiram seeks Vatican support on Sabah

Apr 01, 2013 - 8:25 PM

Kiram meets with Cebu Archbishop Palma a few hours before the archbishop left for the Vatican

TWO RELIGIONS. Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III meets with Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma. Photo from CBCP News' Twitter account

Good Friday crucifixion: Repentance or tetanus?

Mar 28, 2013 - 6:39 AM

The DOH warns against infections from Good Friday rituals discouraged by the Catholic Church

IN GOOD FAITH. A penitent has himself crucified on a cross with the belief that it would absolve him of his sins on Good Friday in Cutud, Pampanga. File Photo Rappler/John Javellana

CBCP to Pope: 'Many of us shed tears'

Feb 28, 2013 - 8:59 PM

CBCP sends a final letter to Pope Benedict XVI the outgoing head of the Catholic Church

Cebu prelate visits suspended Gov Garcia

Dec 22, 2012 - 9:01 AM

The Cebu archbishop appeals to Cebuanos to pray for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in the capitol

Star elephant courts controversy in Manila Zoo

Oct 17, 2012 - 12:32 PM

An elderly elephant named Mali is the star at Manila s zoo but also the focus of a campaign alleging animal cruelty that has united the country s powerful bishops global pop stars and a Nobel laureate

In a picture taken on June 20, 2012, visitors look at the 35-year-old elephant named Mali at the Manila Zoo. The historic Manila Zoo, once a major attraction of the Philippines, now finds itself the target of criticism for the condition of its animals, particularly its "star", an elephant named Mali. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

Enrile's tale: Hypocrisy and contradictions

Oct 03, 2012 - 11:41 AM

Johnny Enrile s book launch was a gathering of the country s elite who had chosen to conveniently forget – just for one night – what others who have less at stake cannot

CBCP hits gov't for 'railroading' RH bill

Aug 14, 2012 - 7:34 AM

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines says the House vote to end debates on the bill was a display of naked power

PNoy unlikely to attend Calungsod canonization

Feb 29, 2012 - 5:28 PM

Lacierda said the President has already committed to join the National Thanksgiving Mass for Calungsod which will be held in Cebu in November this year

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A damaged Church

Feb 12, 2012 - 6:17 PM

Have bishops recovered from the SUV scandal?

SUV SCANDAL. One of the cars returned by Catholic bishops to the PCSO