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#PopeFrancisPH: Pope Francis leaves Manila

Jan 19, 2015 - 8:56 AM

Watch Pope Francis departure from the Philippines

#PopeFrancisPH: Mass in Luneta

Jan 18, 2015 - 2:10 PM

Watch Pope Francis mass at the Quirino Grandstand

#PopeFrancisPH: Pope Francis visits UST

Jan 18, 2015 - 10:14 AM

Watch Pope Francis visit to the University of Santo Tomas

#PopeFrancisPH: Papal route and presscon in Manila

Jan 17, 2015 - 2:08 PM

Watch Pope Francis return to Manila from Leyte

Filipino families inspired, challenged by Pope Francis’ message

Jan 17, 2015 - 12:57 PM

The Pope delivers an inspiring message for families from different walks of life

Leyte braves storm for Pope Francis

Jan 17, 2015 - 9:33 AM

Signal number two is raised in Leyte but the crowd braves the weather for the Holy Father

Welcome home, Pope Francis

Jan 17, 2015 - 9:22 AM

The Pope draws both rapturous applause and moving solemnity

#PopeFrancisPH: Pope Francis visits Leyte

Jan 17, 2015 - 8:41 AM

Watch Pope Francis visit to Tacloban

Pope Francis meets street kid who wants to be Pope

Jan 17, 2015 - 7:41 AM

The Argentine pontiff pays a surprise visit to a children s foundation on his second day in the Philippines

#PopeFrancisPH: The papal route to Villamor Airbase

Jan 17, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Watch Pope Francis make his way to Villamor Airbase to depart Manila for Leyte

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

#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

Free speech in spotlight after Paris attacks

Jan 16, 2015 - 10:14 PM

Pope Francis summed up the controversy when he said: To kill in the name of God is an absurdity

Pope Francis on a popemobile waves to Filipino well wishers at a street prior to his meeting with Filipino families at the MOA on January 16, 2015. Photo by Julienne Kristine Sison/EPA

#PopeFrancisPH: Pope Francis visits families at MOA

Jan 16, 2015 - 8:52 PM

Watch Pope Francis encounter with families in Manila

Head of the Vatican: The other side of Pope Francis

Jan 16, 2015 - 4:38 PM

The Pope heads to Malacañang Palace on the second day of his visit in the Philippines

#PopeFrancisPH: Mass in Manila Cathedral

Jan 16, 2015 - 10:46 AM

Watch as Pope Francis holds mass in Manila Cathedral


#PopeFrancisPH: Pope Francis visits Malacañang

Jan 16, 2015 - 10:25 AM

Watch Pope Francis visit to Malacañang

Thousands welcome Pope Francis in his Manila residence

Jan 15, 2015 - 10:15 PM

A Catholic faithful describes seeing the Pope as a blessed feeling

#PopeFrancisPH: Pope Francis arrives in Manila

Jan 15, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Watch Pope Francis arrival in Manila

What they are hiding from Pope Francis

Jan 15, 2015 - 2:55 PM

Will Pope Francis ever witness the great divide between the country’s rich and poor?

#PopeFrancisPH: Holy Father leaves Sri Lanka

Jan 15, 2015 - 9:04 AM

Pope Francis left for the Philippines via Sri Lankan airlines flight ALK 4111

PH peasants to Pope: Help us regain our land

Jan 14, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Peasants urban poor representatives and families of political prisoners from Southern Tagalog gather at the Liwasang Bonifacio for a pilgrimage for social justice and peace hopeful that Pope Francis will hear their plight

Tarlac inmates welcome Pope Francis: Don't forget us

Jan 13, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Inmates at the Tarlac provincial jail welcome Pope Francis ahead of his scheduled visit with an original song a dramatization of criminal rehabilitation and a prayer to speed up the resolution of their cases

Feeling 'unblessed': Vendors evicted over papal visit

Jan 13, 2015 - 11:11 AM

Luneta vendors feel that the government s decision to evict them as part of security preparations for the papal visit is anti poor and therefore anti pope

Filipinos, meet the 3 faces of Pope Francis

Jan 12, 2015 - 10:40 PM

It s crucial to remember the 3 faces of Francis – the Pope of Quotes the Pope of Images and the Pope of Surprises

DEFINING MOMENT. Pope Francis bows in front of faithful at the window of St Peter's Basilica's balcony after being elected the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church on March 13, 2013, in Vatican City. Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

What disturbs me most about this Pope

Jan 11, 2015 - 4:59 PM

Francis disturbs me because he is the Pope of the doable and this makes him difficult to ignore How can I share his quotes and not follow the Pope?

'POPE OF THE DOABLE.' Pope Francis (R) eats lunch with employees at the Vatican in a move hailed as a show of simplicity. Photo by Osservatore Romano/AFP

Top bishop to prelates: Be 'happy,' not 'punitive'

Jul 05, 2014 - 3:09 PM

Bishops should follow Pope Francis in addressing issues like contraception the head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines says

Pope Francis urges reform of papal powers

Nov 26, 2013 - 9:07 PM

In a document released Tuesday November 26 Pope Francis Francis said it was time for a conversion of the papacy

SUGGESTIONS? Pope Francis says "excessive centralization, rather than proving helpful, complicates the Church's life". File photo from Photo from EPA/Luca Zennaro/Pool

Pope to return 'Vatican-centric' Church to people

Oct 01, 2013 - 11:34 PM

The Pope vows a Church that is not just top down but also horizontal

'Common touch' pope charms journalists

Mar 17, 2013 - 1:44 AM

Paying attention to truth goodness and beauty are among the things that the work of a pope and a journalist have in common

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


Choice of Pope Francis boosts Tagle's future chances

Mar 15, 2013 - 10:16 AM

If Tagle is able to create a stir among his peers in the next few years his being pope is not far fetched

FAST FACTS: Pope Francis

Mar 14, 2013 - 6:50 AM

Francis is the first pope to choose an original name since John Paul I in 1978

POPE FRANCIS I. Argentina's low-profile cardinal, Jorge Bergoglio, is the new pope.

The secret meetings before the conclave

Mar 05, 2013 - 8:03 PM

Cardinals get briefed take an oath of secrecy deal with finances among others

[Q and A] What Asia can learn from Benedict XVI

Mar 01, 2013 - 7:03 AM

Benedict XVI s resignation teaches Asian leaders especially the corrupt to step aside for the sake of new blood

Benedict XVI: 'I am no longer the Pope'

Mar 01, 2013 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI vacates the papacy after nearly 8 years

In last tweet, a wish for joy from Benedict XVI

Mar 01, 2013 - 12:13 AM

Pope Benedict XVI thanks netizens for their love and support as he closes his Twitter account after nearly 3 months

The Pope, the world in 7 quotes

Feb 27, 2013 - 9:30 AM

The world leader in Benedict XVI attacks destructive progress drug trafficking and sex tourism He also warns against the pitfalls of new media

John Paul II mulled resigning, too

Feb 26, 2013 - 3:35 PM

Like Benedict XVI no less than John Paul II the most beloved pope in recent history also contemplated resigning from office Paterno Esmaquel reports

John Paul to Ratzinger: Should I resign?

Feb 26, 2013 - 6:49 AM

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger now Benedict XVI deals with papal resignation two decades before he steps down from the Vatican

'Hope' for Church: Third World pope

Feb 16, 2013 - 2:06 PM

From the ground there s a clamor for a pope in touch with the Third World

Cardinal Tagle for papacy?

Feb 11, 2013 - 9:45 PM

Following news of Pope Benedict XVI s resignation some Filipinos use the hashtag TagleforPope

IN TEARS. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle cries as he hugs a friend who congratulated him, after a Mass in honor of St Pedro Calungsod last November 7. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II