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No holy water, 'mano po': Church's 12 measures vs coronavirus

Mar 10, 2020 - 4:48 PM

The novel coronavirus changes even the way people practice their faith in predominantly Catholic Philippines

FAITH. A Catholic wears a face mask while praying after Mass at Baclaran Church in Parañaque City on February 2, 2020, as a precautionary measure against the novel coronavirus. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle seen to step down as Manila archbishop

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:54 AM

As the powerful ‘Red Pope,’ Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is expected to address hot-button issues such as the Vatican’s policy toward China

FIESTA MASS. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle presides over the Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 9, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Caritas sends initial P1 million for areas hit by Ompong

Sep 15, 2018 - 3:31 PM

'Bukas ang ating mga simbahan para makatulong sa inyo,' says Cabanatuan Bishop Sofronio Bancud

TYPHOON'S IMPACT. Tuguegarao is one of the areas that bore the brunt of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) in the Philippines. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

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Sep 08, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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Cardinal Tagle to parishes: Hold People Power activities

Feb 24, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle makes this unprecedented move as the Duterte administration chooses to hold a low key celebration of People Power this year

TOP PRELATE. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urges parishes in the Archdiocese of Manila to remember the EDSA People Power Revolution of February 1986. File photo courtesy of on Facebook

Veteran Catholic photographer Noli Yamsuan dies

Dec 10, 2016 - 6:54 PM

3rd UPDATE None among church photographers can equal him Archbishop Socrates Villegas says of the late Manuel Noli Yamsuan Jr

Cardinal Tagle issues 'oratio imperata' for gov't officials

Jun 18, 2016 - 7:30 AM

This oratio imperata or obligatory prayer comes as the Philippines prepares to usher in a new set of leaders on June 30

ORATIO IMPERATA. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle issues an 'oratio imperata' or obligatory prayer for government officials, to be recited 9 days before they assume office on June 30. File photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

Cardinal Tagle’s secretary now rector of Manila Cathedral

Aug 16, 2015 - 4:39 PM

Giving his secretary a piece of advice Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle recalls the time he himself was installed as a cathedral rector – inside a stockroom

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (left) installs his private secretary, Fr Reginald Malicdem, as the new Manila Cathedral rector. Photo courtesy of Alexander Amora Juni

Catholic Church in Manila seeks donations for Nepal

May 01, 2015 - 3:06 PM

The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs however has not publicly pledged any specific amount to help Nepal after an earthquake that killed more than 6 000

TRYING TO REBUILD. A Hindu man stokes fire on April 30, 2015, for the cremation of earthquake victims in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Nepal. Photo by Abir Abdullah/EPA

Filipino nuns to Pope Francis: Reform our Church

Jan 16, 2015 - 11:16 AM

He embodies the Gospel He is courageous enough to condemn social evils

FIVE POPES. Augustinian Recollect Sister Sally Ubo says she feels blessed she will see the 5th pope in her lifetime. She says Pope Francis isd simple and leads by example. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

Eco bikers to follow Pope's example for zero waste

Jan 14, 2015 - 5:46 PM

Bikers on wheels are ready to remind the public about keeping the roads clean during the Pope s visit to the Philippines

BIKE SCOUTS. Members of Bike Scouts will join the Papal motorcades to raise awareness on climate change. All photos by Myles Delfin

Billions of pesos in Church funds locked in stocks

Jan 11, 2015 - 7:30 AM

UPDATED The Church has investments in banking oil energy information technology food and beverages construction and mining

Can we know how rich the Catholic Church is?

Jan 10, 2015 - 1:39 PM

How much wealth does the Philippine Catholic Church own? It s a puzzle that not even the Church hierarchy has figured out with certainty

Tagle to parishes: Host 'noche buena' for the poor

Dec 22, 2014 - 3:35 PM

The cardinal s call comes as the Philippines prepares for the visit of the pro poor Pope Francis in January 2015

'INSPIRE THE POPE.' Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle holds a media conference on December 2, 2014, about the papal visit in January 2015. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle issues obligatory prayer vs Ruby

Dec 05, 2014 - 5:17 PM

Let our preparations include prayer Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says in the face of Typhoon Ruby Hagupit

EVACUATING AGAIN. Families in Tacloban City, which was ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in November 2013, flee their homes again in the face of Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit). Photo by Vincent Go/Rappler

What did Binay tell Church leaders?

Nov 19, 2014 - 5:33 PM

The Vice President s camp says he accepted the invitation of the CBCP for a meeting but a Church source says it was the other way around

Youth pick '$30 M' over Mass; Tagle bothered

Apr 14, 2014 - 1:54 PM

At the start of Holy Week the Manila archbishop says Catholics should set their priorities straight

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says Mass on Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014. Photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

Tagle reopens Manila Cathedral: 'PH too will rise'

Apr 10, 2014 - 1:24 AM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle slams the false gods of money power and lust as he reopens the rehabilitated house of worship

FINALLY REOPENED. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle presides over a Mass to reopen the mother church of his archdiocese. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Tagle: Feed Yolanda survivors through fasting

Mar 03, 2014 - 7:31 PM

The CBCP also urges Catholics to live simply as they begin the 40 day penitential season of Lent

Tagle says sorry for sins of Church

Oct 18, 2013 - 12:57 PM

The Cardinal makes the apology on the last day of a 3 day event that aims to rekindle the Catholic faith

CBCP denounces pork: 'Everyone's fault'

Sep 05, 2013 - 10:03 PM

The CBCP calls for a day of atonement on Saturday September 7

Cardinal Tagle: Check donations amid pork scam

Sep 03, 2013 - 7:57 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says the pork barrel scam has divided bishops

Manila to join day of prayer for Syria

Sep 03, 2013 - 3:28 PM

UPDATED Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle for one leads his archdiocese in the global day of prayer for Syria

Tagle on pork scam: ‘Yabang ‘yan!’

Sep 01, 2013 - 10:53 AM

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle slams pride and greed in the recent crisis

#TalkThursday with Bishop Buhain

Jun 20, 2013 - 2:54 PM

Rappler speaks to former auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Manila Teodoro Buhain Jr

Resigned bishop a 'victim of Church politics'

Jun 15, 2013 - 8:19 PM

The lawyer of the former Auxiliary Bishop of Manila feels the sanctions imposed on him were too punitive

A bishop and multimillion-peso donations

Jun 04, 2013 - 7:59 PM

By insiders estimates the Catholic Church run Radio Veritas was able to raise about P100 million in donations in 1986 No accounting has been made

Tagle won’t be next Pope - 3 archbishops

Feb 12, 2013 - 1:26 PM

Tagle’s obvious handicap is that he is still young to be in the running as the next Pope say the 3 retired prelates

Luis Antonio Tagle of the Philippines walks, wearing his biretta hat, after Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as a cardinal during a ceremony on November 24, 2012 at St Peter's basilica at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO

Church says it's not behind Celdran case

Jan 30, 2013 - 11:42 PM

A private attorney says he decided to pursue the case against Celdran because as a Catholic he was offended by the protest

#TalkThursday: 'Offending religious feelings'

Jan 30, 2013 - 9:57 PM

Charged with offending religious feelings RH advocate Carlos Celdran is not only willing to challenge institutions and ideas but the law itself

Tagle: Bring joy and freedom

Apr 05, 2012 - 10:22 AM

In his first ever Chrism Mass Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle reminds priests and laity of their duty as baptized people of God

Donate to the Church, online

Mar 05, 2012 - 2:57 PM

Online donation facility part of revamp of Archdiocese of Manila s website

Screenshot of the Donation page of the official website of the Archdiocese of Manila.

Humble, low-key Tagle is Manila's 32nd archbishop

Dec 12, 2011 - 12:54 PM

Charismatic and intelligent Tagle is considered conservative and traditional and is expected to lead the Church s campaign against the government s controversial thrust for the Reproductive Health Bill

Archbishop Tagle during his installment at Manila Cathedral