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SLUTWALK. Women's rights activists march against gender inequalities during what the organizers called 'the third annual Amber Rose SlutWalk' in downtown Los Angeles, California on October 1, 2017. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

WATCH: A mash-up of 'Tell The World of His Love' performances during Pope Francis' visit

Jan 22, 2015 - 11:45 AM

For the Catholic faithful during Pope Francis visit Tell The World of His Love was still their song

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

#PopeFrancisPH Mania: Papal visit highlights on social media

Jan 19, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Here s what people talked about online during Pope Francis 5 day visit to the Philippines

Bye, Pope Francis! See you in the peripheries

Jan 19, 2015 - 3:13 PM

UPDATED Moving moments of his visit to the Philippines according Pope Francis What other moments touched or made you reflect? Tell us about your experience

Pope Francis visits families of typhoon Yolanda victims in one of the areas in Tacloban City Saturday, January 17, 2015. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

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

What I don’t understand about Pope Francis

Jan 19, 2015 - 9:57 AM

I cannot quite comprehend why people would wait for hours under the scorching heat or rain to see the Pope But to borrow a quote from Pope Francis Who am I to judge?

PAPAL CHARM. Pope Francis aboard his popemobile greets devotees following a mass at the Quirino grandstand in Manila on January 18, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Grieving father asks Pope Francis: Why did God take my only child?

Jan 18, 2015 - 7:38 PM

It is a question not even the Pontiff could answer

What's a jeepney? Pope likes what his ride symbolizes

Jan 18, 2015 - 7:38 PM

Cardinal Antonio Luis Tagle says he explained to the Pope what the jeepney symbolizes: It s the one used by common people

Pope Francis waves to people as he leaves in his popemobile after attending a mass at a park in Manila on January 18, 2015. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Tagle to Pope Francis: 'We want to go with you'

Jan 18, 2015 - 7:28 PM

We will go to those worlds with you to bring the light of Christ Tagle tells the Pope

YOU ARE LOVED. Pope Francis aboard his popemobile Greets devotees following a Mass at the Luneta on January 18, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

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

Pope Francis meets father of volunteer who died after Leyte Mass

Jan 18, 2015 - 5:10 PM

UPDATED Kristel Padasas’ father is still in shock from the death of his daughter when he talks to Pope Francis

Pope Francis warns vs 'destruction' of family

Jan 18, 2015 - 4:56 PM

Pope Francis: Through sin man has also destroyed the unity and beauty of our human family creating social structures which perpetuate poverty ignorance and corruption

Erik Santos participates in Luneta mass led by Pope Francis

Jan 18, 2015 - 4:26 PM

Erik was the soloist for the Responsorial Psalm at the Quirino Grandstand mass

FULL TEXT: Pope Francis' homily, Mass at Luneta

Jan 18, 2015 - 4:02 PM

The full text of Pope Francis homily as delivered during the Holy Mass at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta Manila Sunday January 18

Pope to Filipinos: Be missionaries of the faith

Jan 18, 2015 - 3:56 PM

UPDATED Being the foremost Catholic country in Asia is both a blessing and a vocation for the Philippines Pope Francis says

FILIPINO FAITHFUL. Hundreds of thousands gather near the Quirino Grandstand to attend the Concluding Mass of Pope Francis on Sunday, January 18. Photo courtesy of PAF-PIO

'6 to 7 million' attend Pope Francis Mass in Manila

Jan 18, 2015 - 3:24 PM

UPDATED Pope Francis celebrates mass with 6 to 7 million singing and cheering Catholics in one of the world s biggest outpourings of papal devotion

25,000 cops deployed for Luneta Pope Francis Mass

Jan 18, 2015 - 1:48 PM

The number of police officers deployed could even increase once those deployed in the University of Sto Tomas move over to the Quirino Grandstand area

QUIRINO GRANDSTAND. Millions gather at the Luneta to attend the closing Mass of Pope Francis. Rappler screengrab

Pope Francis mourns death of Yolanda aid worker

Jan 18, 2015 - 12:48 PM

Padasas who worked with the Catholic Relief Service during the Yolanda humanitarian crisis is remembered in a moment of silence

Pope Francis: Reality is superior to ideas

Jan 18, 2015 - 12:40 PM

Speaking extemporaneously to the Filipino street children Pope Francis says The reality you have is superior to the paper I have in front of me

PAPER INFERIOR. Pope Francis says he spoke spontaneously to the Filipino youth because 'reality is superior to ideas.' Rappler photo

Where are the women, Pope Francis asks UST crowd

Jan 18, 2015 - 11:09 AM

UPDATED WITH VIDEO Women have much to tell us in today’s society ” says Pope Francis

Girl breaks down before Pope

Jan 18, 2015 - 10:24 AM

UPDATED Two street children tell their stories to Pope Francis at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila a law student wants to know how to love and a Typhoon Yolanda volunteer asks what more the youth can do

PHOTOS: Angeline, Jed, Jamie perform at Pope Francis UST event

Jan 18, 2015 - 10:22 AM

The two are among those chosen to sing at the Inter Religious meeting and Ecounter with Youth

Pope Francis arrives at UST for youth encounter

Jan 18, 2015 - 9:14 AM

UPDATED Pope Francis is the third pope to visit Asia s oldest pontifical university

Pope Francis arrives at Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas in Manila on January 18, 2015. Photo by Ettore Ferrari/EPA

FULL TEXT: Pope Francis' undelivered homily, Holy Mass at Tacloban airport

Jan 17, 2015 - 4:42 PM

[UPDATED WITH VIDEO Here is the full text of Pope Francis prepared homily for the Holy Mass at the Tacloban airport Saturday January 17 which he decided to ditch in favor of an impromptu homily

Yolanda aid worker dies after Tacloban airport scaffolding collapses

Jan 17, 2015 - 1:58 PM

4th UPDATE Kristel Mae Padasas 27 worked with the Catholic Relief Service during Yolanda In UST Pope Francis calls for a moment of silence to pray for Padasas

Typhoon Yolanda victims shield themselves from the rain during a mass officiated by Pope Francis at the DZR airport in Tacloban City on January 17, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

FULL TEXT: Pope Francis' homily, Holy Mass in Tacloban

Jan 17, 2015 - 10:46 AM

UPDATED WITH VIDEO Pope Francis in Tacloban: I come to tell you that Jesus is Lord and he never lets us down

Pope in Tacloban: ‘I am here to be with you’

Jan 17, 2015 - 10:05 AM

Jesus will be there for us Pope Francis tells Yolanda survivors in a touching homily in Tacloban

Pope in raincoat says mass in Tacloban

Jan 17, 2015 - 9:39 AM

Viva il Papa Papa Francesco Yolanda survivors chant as Pope Francis arrives in Tacloban to console them

Pope Francis calls to fight injustice

Jan 17, 2015 - 12:22 AM

The champion of the poor emphasizes the Church s duty to guide and watch over the flock

Throngs of pilgrims hold vigil in Tacloban for Pope Francis' arrival

Jan 16, 2015 - 11:58 PM

Thousands of pilgrims are at the Tacloban airport hours for a vigil to wait for the arrival of Pope Francis

#ShowThePope: Gratitude for the Holy Father

Jan 16, 2015 - 11:12 PM

A massive crowd shows up outside the Cathedral to catch a glimpse of the Pope

'Do you love me?' Pope amused with crowd reaction

Jan 16, 2015 - 4:37 PM

Pope Francis begins his homily with a biblical quote but the crowd mistakes it for a question – and responds with enthusiasm

LIGHT MOMENT. Pope Francis laughs as the crowd responds to the beginning of his homily at the Manila Cathedral.

#PopeFrancisPH: Mass in Manila Cathedral

Jan 16, 2015 - 10:46 AM

Watch as Pope Francis holds mass in Manila Cathedral


Pope's first PH Mass: Will he talk about the Church's failings?

Jan 15, 2015 - 1:30 PM

On Friday Pope Francis will preside over the Mass in the Manila Cathedral – his first liturgical encounter with Filipino priests

ON GUARD. A policeman stands guard as one of the three Popemobile passes,  in which Pope Francis is expected to ride, outside the Manila Cathedral during a Dress Rehearsal Simulation in Manila, 13 January 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Pope Francis in Luneta: Things you should know

Jan 13, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Hoping to catch Pope Francis during his closing mass at the Rizal Park? Here are a few things you should know

ONGOING. Preparations continue at the Quirino Grandstand, where Pope Francis will lead a Mass before millions of Filipino faithful. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Priests to confess sins in Pope's first PH Mass

Dec 02, 2014 - 9:59 PM

For the Pope s Mass in 2015 Filipino priests are set to confess their sins in a penitential rite

CLOSE TO FILIPINOS. Pope Francis confers with Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle during the Synod of Bishops on the Family in October 2014. Photo courtesy of Fr Yulito Ignacio