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Jesuits on sex abuse case: ‘Invitation to examine ourselves’

Nov 29, 2015 - 11:00 AM

The response is prompted by a sex abuse case the first formal complaint of such nature brought before the Society of Jesus in the Philippines

JESUIT POPE. Pope Francis leads a Church facing accusations of child abuse committed by priests. One of these involves a former Jesuit in the Philippines. In this file photo, the Pope celebrates the sainthood of Jesuit priest Peter Faber at the Chiesa del Gesù in Rome on January 3, 2014. File photo by Osservatore Romano/AFP

Part 2: Sex abuse case: Jesuits asked to pay $16M

Nov 26, 2015 - 10:00 AM

[EXCLUSIVE] In the Philippines very rough and possibly outdated estimates say about 3 of the country’s priests may have committed sexual misconduct

What do Church rules say about ex-Jesuit's sex abuse case?

Nov 25, 2015 - 3:10 PM

This case is unique because the alleged sexual abuse happened 30 years ago – and the alleged offender is dead

LANDMARK DOCUMENT. The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines uses a landmark 2003 document to guide itself in handling sexual abuse cases. File photo by Roy Lagarde

Part 1: Ex-Jesuit accused of sexual abuse

Nov 25, 2015 - 10:52 AM

[EXCLUSIVE] This marks the first time that a formal complaint about sexual abuse has been put on record with the Society of Jesus Philippine Province

Stormy synod ends in stalemate: over to you, Pope Francis

Oct 25, 2015 - 7:36 AM

Catholic bishops approve a compromise report leaving it up to Pope Francis to implement ideas on the Church s approach to sex love and marriage

Pope Francis holds the book of the Gospels during a papal mass at St Peter's basilica on October 5, 2014 at the Vatican. Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Pope Francis to visit Sarajevo on June 6

Feb 01, 2015 - 7:41 PM

UPDATED The Pope says he will visit the Bosnian capital to pray for peace and inter religious dialogue

PEOPLE'S POPE. Pope Francis gestures in St. Peter's square at the Vatican, on May 22, 2013 during his weekly general audience. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE

Pope Francis: What’s the big deal?

Jan 21, 2015 - 10:28 AM

If your faith could so easily be shaken then perhaps you didn’t have enough of it in the first place

'Introducing Papa Jesus through Pope Francis'

Jan 19, 2015 - 2:25 PM

A young family camps out along Roxas Boulevard and Quirino Avenue so that their young son may learn about Jesus through Pope Francis

‘MEETING’ THE POPE. Calix holds on to a small statue of the Sto Nino, or the child Jesus. Photo by Rappler

Battered church offers shelter from the storm

Nov 16, 2013 - 11:20 AM

In the aftermath of Yolanda many in Tacloban went to the church for solace

Pax Romana: Timely and striking

Mar 29, 2013 - 11:49 AM

Rappler reviews a philosophical comic book on the Roman Catholic Church

QUESTION OF HUBRIS. Pax Romana keeps us asking questions and challenges us to think. Screen shot courtesy of Carljoe Javier

Masses in Rome ahead of conclave

Mar 10, 2013 - 8:50 PM

Parishioners picked their papal favorites 2 days before the conclave

CONCLAVE NEAR. Two Swiss guard stand at St Peter's square at the Vatican 2 days ahead of the cardinals conclave on March 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE

Conclave to elect new pope not before March 15

Feb 13, 2013 - 9:15 PM

UPDATED The meeting to elect the new Pope will only be held after March 15 says the Vatican spokesman

STEPPING DOWN. Pope Benedict XVI will resign from the papacy on February 28, Vatican's spokesman says. File photo from AFP