Paul VI - updates

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Pope says priest celibacy not 'optional'

Jan 28, 2019 - 9:15 PM

'Personally I think that celibacy is a gift to the Church. Secondly, I don't think optional celibacy should be allowed. No,' says Pope Francis

ON CELIBACY. This file photo shows Pope Francis during a meeting with bishops at the sacristy of the Metropolitan Cathedral, in Santiago on January 16, 2018. File photo by Luca Zennaro/Pool/AFP

Pope Paul VI, Archbishop Oscar Romero raised to sainthood

Oct 14, 2018 - 5:04 PM

'We declare and define Paul VI and Oscar Arnulfo Romero be saints...decreeing that they are to be venerated as such by the whole church,' says Pope Francis as crowds broke into wild applause

SAINTS. The tapestries of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero (L) and Pope Paul VI hang from a balcony of the facade of St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on October 13, 2018. Pope Francis will preside on October 14, 2018 over canonization mass for pope Paul VI and slain Salvadorean archbishop Oscar Romero. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

First pope who visited Philippines is now a saint

Oct 14, 2018 - 12:12 PM

(UPDATED) Like Pope Paul VI, Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador is made a saint in rites led by Pope Francis and joined by 60,000 pilgrims and heads of state

UP FOR SAINTHOOD. The tapestries of Archbishop Oscar Romero (left) and Pope Paul VI (right) hang from a balcony of the facade of St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on October 13, 2018, a day before the Catholic Church officially recognizes them as saints. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Slain Salvador archbishop, Pope Paul VI to be made saints

May 19, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador and Pope Paul VI will be canonized in October, announces Pope Francis

SAINTHOOD. Salvador Archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI will be declared saints in a canonization ceremony in October. Photo of Romero by Marvin Recinos/AFP; photo of Vatican and Pope Paul VI from Shutterstock

Reformist pope, murdered archbishop to be made saints

Mar 07, 2018 - 8:57 PM

Pope Paul VI and Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero are on the path to sainthood

POPE PAUL VI. In this file photo taken on January 5, 1964, Pope Paul VI leaves the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth after celebrating a mass during his visit to the Holy Land. File photo by EPU FILES/AFP

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

Palace received info on 'threat' vs Pope Francis

Jan 24, 2015 - 5:42 PM

Malacañang says the information is raw and unverified but was relayed by security officials out of prudence

GOODBYE, POPE.Pope Francis waves to the crowd at the Villamor Airbase as he boards his flight to Rome on January 19, 2015. Rappler screengrab

LOOKING BACK: 1970's 'triplet storms' and papal visit

Jan 16, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Just like Pope Paul VI Pope Francis visits the country after a disaster

FIRST POPE. Pope Paul VI visits the Philippines for the first time and meets former president Ferdinand Marcos in 1970. File photo from Marcos Presidential Center

Terror scenarios in Pope visit

Jan 14, 2015 - 6:39 PM

Authorities identify at least 7 threat groups during Pope Francis visit to the Philippines

SECURE THE POPE. President Benigno Aquino III conducts a personal inspection underneath the LRT Quirino station during the dry run of the papal convoy on January 13, 2015, two days before the visit of Pope Francis. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Past popes and Philippine presidents

Jan 14, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Past popes have commented on state affairs in previous visits to the Philippines Will Pope Francis known for his blunt frankness do the same?

PAST PAPAL VISITS. Past popes have commented on state affairs during their visits to the Philippines. Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II photos from, Pope Francis from AFP

Looking back: The visits of Paul VI and John Paul II

Jan 13, 2015 - 6:20 PM

God truly blessed us with their presence and most of all because in seeing them we were brought closer to Jesus Christ No doubt this is what we will experience with the coming of Pope Francis

Pope Paul VI on first step to sainthood

Oct 19, 2014 - 4:45 PM

UPDATED Paul VI is credited with being one of Pope Francis s models a humble man in many ways to whom the Argentine pope frequently refers in his speeches

In this file picture Pope Paul VI salutes the crowd from the steps of his plane on January 4, 1964 in Rome, before his departure to Jordan, Israel and the Holy Land. AFP photo

Pope sets Philippine trip January 15-19

Jul 29, 2014 - 6:05 PM

2nd UPDATE We can show the world what it means to be pained to clean up to stand again and to face another morning Cardinal Tagle says

Pope chooses Visayas as core of Philippine trip

Jul 07, 2014 - 7:25 PM

Pope Francis age and medical condition – part of his lungs is gone – can however limit his itinerary

IMAGE UNVEILING. Pope Francis waves next to Filipino cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle during a ceremony to bless the new image of Holy Pedro Calungsod of Philippines at St Peter's basilica on November 21, 2013 at the Vatican. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Vatican to beatify pope Paul VI in October: source

May 06, 2014 - 9:27 PM

The miraculous healing of an unborn baby from an incurable illness is attributed to Paul VI leading him one step towards sainthood

BEATIFICATION. The miraculous healing of an unborn baby from an incurable illness is attributed to Paul VI, leading him one step towards sainthood. Image from Wikimedia Commons

The Popes of my life

Mar 15, 2013 - 10:43 AM

The popes may be universal pastors but no one of them is a universal man Each has his own background experience talents strengths and weaknesses and each speaks from these


Reconciliation post-RH Law

Jan 02, 2013 - 1:36 PM

After an acrimonious and painful debate it is time to move on and be reconciled as a society and nation