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Killed Filipino Jesuit in Cambodia on road to sainthood

Jul 31, 2017 - 12:10 AM

UPDATED Jesuit seminarian Richie Fernando could become the first Filipino saint born in the 20th century

ROLE MODEL. Jesuit seminarian Richie Fernando, 26, is remember for trying to stop his student from releasing a grenade in a school for the handicapped in Cambodia. Photo from sjapc.net

WATCH: The 10 top Rappler videos of 2015 on YouTube

Dec 23, 2015 - 11:22 PM

Here s a wrap of Rappler s most watched videos on YouTube

Duterte curses Pope Francis over traffic during his visit

Nov 30, 2015 - 8:35 PM

UPDATED Could the mayor and presidential aspirant have gone too far with his jokes?

RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. Rodrigo Duterte gives a speech in front of his supporters in Manila on November 30, 2015. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Citizen journalists cover the 'Millennial Pope'

Jan 23, 2015 - 10:19 AM

Rappler thanks volunteers and netizens who covered the papal visit with us

Not God's will: Hope is dead, long live hope

Jan 22, 2015 - 4:39 PM

For non believers certainly there is something to be said about the power that brings 6 to 7 million people out on the streets We must learn from it

POPE IN A RAINCOAT, Pope Francis in raincoat holds a mass in Tacloban on January 17, 2015. Photo by Johannes Eiselle/AFP

12 faces of Christ during the papal visit

Jan 22, 2015 - 9:46 AM

In those 3 days I found myself encountering the God of surprises my educators have introduced me to

Pope Francis boards a Philippine Airlines plane at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City at the end of apostolic visit to the country. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

The telegram Pope Francis sent President Aquino

Jan 21, 2015 - 6:47 PM

Pope Francis thanks President Benigno Aquino III for the warm welcome and kindness during his visit to the Philippines

THANK YOU. In a telegram, Pope Francis thanks President Benigno Aquino III and the Filipino people for the warmth and kindess shown to him during his visit. File photo by Rappler

Letter to Pope Francis from daughter of political prisoner

Jan 21, 2015 - 2:55 PM

We will gladly wait for those affected by your wisdom and enthusiastically carry on our fight until we see that society of authentic justice solidarity and peace

Pope Francis in the Philippines: Filipinos set Twitter records

Jan 21, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Here s online proof of how big the Pope is in the country

Il Papa e io: A politician’s lament

Jan 20, 2015 - 9:00 AM

I swear to God that when the Pope said reject corruption he was staring at me What to him is corruption is to us simply sharing the wealth with everyone

#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

PH shows it can secure a pope

Jan 19, 2015 - 8:44 PM

The Pope s visit is one big security nightmare He is not just a head of state he is the leader of 1 2 billion Catholics around the world

Goodbye Pope Francis, Davos forum, Thailand's third gender | The wRap

Jan 19, 2015 - 8:05 PM

Pope Francis leaves the Philippines Terrorists and regional conflicts to dominate Davos Thailand may soon recognize the 3rd gender

Pope Francis and a young girl’s question

Jan 19, 2015 - 6:00 PM

The young girl’s question highlights in a huge way the most difficult problem this country has not been able to solve – massive and extreme poverty

Ngayong umalis na ang Papa

Jan 19, 2015 - 2:01 PM

Ngayong nakaalis na ang Papa naiiwan sa ating lahat na isakatuparan ang mga hangarin at sentimyentong hinimok niya Nasa sa atin ang pagbabagong pinapangarap natin

‘Pope Francis gave hope, light to PH’

Jan 19, 2015 - 1:32 PM

‘When he visited it s as if the sun rose amid darkness It is him that brought the light ’ says Dexter Medallon a person with disability whose faith has been strengthened by the papal visit

YOUTH IDOL. Pope Francis is greeted by the youth at the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas in Manila on January 18, 2015. Photo by Ettore Ferrari/EPA

Street kids: Pope Francis showed us God is here

Jan 19, 2015 - 11:54 AM

We are poor but when I saw Pope Francis I realized we are rich after all We are rich in God s love says street child Jason Reyes

GOODBYE, POPE. Street kids supervised by Tuloy Foundation join the send-off for Pope Francis at Villamor Airbase on January 19, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Pope Francis invites PH officials to nunciature

Jan 19, 2015 - 8:56 AM

Before he departs for Rome Pope Francis invites key government officials to the Apostolic Nunciature

ECSTATIC CROWD. Filipinos cheer Pope Francis as he arrives at the SM Mall of Asia. Screenshot by Rappler

#AnimatED: Pope Francis triggers rethinking

Jan 19, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Catholic clergy political leaders need to reboot mindsets focus on common good

IN QUOTES: Pope Francis in the Philippines

Jan 18, 2015 - 10:39 PM

Here is a collection of quotes from Pope Francis’ state and pastoral visit to the Philippines

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

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

IN PHOTOS: Pope Francis in the Philippines, day 4

Jan 18, 2015 - 6:43 PM

Highlights of Pope Francis fourth day in the Philippines in photos

Pope Francis aboard his popemobile kisses a child prior to his mass at the Quirino grandstand in Manila on January 18, 2015. Photo by Zalrian Sayat/EPA

The silence of Pope Francis

Jan 18, 2015 - 8:00 AM

In silence we too need to ask whether religious inspiration is enough to reverse social injustice in this country

Labor of love: The altar for the Luneta mass

Jan 18, 2015 - 2:36 AM

Rappler speaks with architect and designer Fr Alex Bautista on the eve the Luneta Mass

Pope in Leyte, typhoon Amang, selfie with Francis | The wRap

Jan 17, 2015 - 7:44 PM

Pope Francis flies to Leyte…but the storm cuts his trip short And he poses for his first selfie in Manila

IN PHOTOS: Pope Francis in the Philippines, day 3

Jan 17, 2015 - 5:53 PM

Highlights of Pope Francis third day in the Philippines in photos

Devotees pray during a mass, held by Pope Francis (not seen) in Tacloban on January 17, 2015. Photo by Johannes Eiselle/AFP

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

Ilonggo craftsmanship in Pope’s Tacloban mass

Jan 17, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Aside from the altar linens this group of women was also tapped to embroider the Pope’s coat of arms which was also sent to Tacloban for the Supreme Pontiff’s scheduled meeting with the residents

IN PHOTOS: Pope Francis in the Philippines, day 2

Jan 16, 2015 - 7:49 PM

Highlights of Pope Francis second day in the Philippines in photos

Pope Francis touches a sick child as he enters the Mall of Asia Arena for the meeting with families, January 16, 2015. Rappler photo

Tagle to Pope: Music, faith secret of Filipino resilience

Jan 16, 2015 - 1:11 PM

Our melodies make our spirits soar above the tragedies of life our faith makes us stand up again and again after earthquakes typhoons and wars Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle tells Pope Francis

WELCOME. Pope Francis gives Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle a warm embrace at the Manila Cathedral during the Holy Mass. Rappler screengrab

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

Pope Francis kisses Palace babies

Jan 16, 2015 - 9:58 AM

Pope Francis arrives in Malacañang on Friday for a meeting with President Aquino

FANS. Pope Francis kisses a baby in the Malacañang Palace. Screenshot from Rappler video

Palace, cathedral, arena: Full day for Pope Francis

Jan 16, 2015 - 8:01 AM

Pope Francis will celebrate mass at a centuries old cathedral and later meet worshippers in a stadium setting more familiar to rock stars as his trip to the Philippines gets into full swing

Pope Francis waves to students (not in picture) delivering a performance shortly after arriving at a military airbase in Manila on January 15, 2015, while President Benigno Aquino smiles. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

VIRAL: 'Why so cute, Pope?' – Filipino netizens

Jan 16, 2015 - 12:16 AM

Here are 21 images that will make you fall in love with the Pope

Day 1: Smooth, quick motorcade for Pope Francis

Jan 15, 2015 - 8:37 PM

The motorcade of the Pope is without hitches He arrives at the Apostolic Nunciature in less than 40 minutes from Villamor airbase

WELCOME! Pope Francis makes his way towards the Apostolic Nunciature in Manila. Photo by Rappler

How do you pronounce 'nunciature'?

Jan 15, 2015 - 8:26 PM

The Apostolic Nunciature is no different from the Vatican embassy or mission

Pope Francis (aboard the popemobile) arrives at the Apostolic Nunciature in Manila, January 15, 2015. Rappler photo

IN PHOTOS: Pope Francis in the Philippines, day 1

Jan 15, 2015 - 8:11 PM

Highlights of Pope Francis first day in the Philippines in photos

Pope Francis embraces Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle after arriving at the Villamor Air Base on January 15, 2015. Photo by Giuseppe CacaceAFP

Thousands welcome Pope Francis to the Philippines

Jan 15, 2015 - 5:32 PM

UPDATED WITH VIDEO The charismatic pontiff begins his packed 5 day visit to the Philippines a predominantly Catholic nation battered by disasters and beset with poverty and corruption

Mabuhay, Pope Francis!

Jan 15, 2015 - 3:40 PM

Millions of Filipinos plan to endure crushing crowds security threats and stormy weather to get close to the Pope

Pope Francis waves goodbye during a departure ceremony at Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake, near Colombo, on January 15, 2015. Photo by Lakruwan WanniarachchAFP

The first Filipinos the Pope will see in PH are children

Jan 15, 2015 - 3:09 PM

Two children have been selected to accompany the highest leaders of the land in welcoming Pope Francis to the Philippines Like the other faithful they too wish to be blessed by the Holy Father with fewer worries

SMILING FACES. Filipino children await the arrival of Pope Francis at Villamor Airbase on January 15, 2015. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Will PH bishops fall in line as the Pope cleans up Church?

Jan 15, 2015 - 12:33 PM

To bring the Church to the 21st century is one gigantic task he has done and it has not been easy at all

Youth groups to hold camp, activities during Pope's visit

Jan 13, 2015 - 6:19 PM

Led by the Student Christian Movement Philippines SCMP thousands of youths from Metro Manila and nearby provinces are expected to flock to public sites of Pope Francis activities despite tight security

FOR THE YOUTH. (L-R) Marc Abila, National Editors Guild of the Philippines president, Einstein Recedes, Student Christian Movement Philippines spokesperson, Vencer Crisostomo, Anakbayan national chairperson, and Sarah Elago, National Union of Students of the Philippines president hold posters that show how Pope Francis is an icon for the plight go Filipino youth. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Possible storm could cancel Pope's Leyte trip

Jan 13, 2015 - 3:38 PM

If a storm affects Leyte is Pope Francis willing to stay for another day and wait for the storm to pass to achieve the purpose of his trip?

PAPAL STAGE. On this makeshift stage that is being constructed at the Tacloban airport, Pope Francis will lead a mass that is expected to be attended by about 160,000 people.

MILF leaders invited Pope Francis to Cotabato

Jan 13, 2015 - 3:20 PM

Pope Francis knows Mindanao knows the problems of Mindanao says Cardinal Orlando Quevedo

Filipinos are best security for Pope

Jan 13, 2015 - 9:15 AM

The papal visit should become the most loving event in Metro Manila and in Tacloban says Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas

BEST SECURITY PLAN. While he is satisfied with government preparations for Pope Francis' Philippine visit, Archbishop Socrates Villegas says Filipinos will have to do their part to secure the Pope. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Pope Francis begins Asia trip in Sri Lanka

Jan 13, 2015 - 3:09 AM

UPDATED The Pope s trip to Sri Lanka and the Philippines comes just 5 months after he visited South Korea signaling the huge importance the Vatican places on Asia and its potential for more followers

ALL ABOARD. Pope Francis boards a plane upon his flight to Sri Lanka on January 12, 2015 at Fiumicino airport, near Rome. Photo by EPA/Telenews

11 tips: Help keep Pope Francis venues clean, orderly

Jan 12, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Bring food in a reusable container and keep a litter bag in your pocket in case no trash can is in sight

3 popemobiles for Pope Francis' PH visit

Jan 12, 2015 - 1:37 PM

A jeepney style popemobile a Kia vehicle and an Isuzu vehicle will be used by Pope Francis for his Philippine visit

JEEPNEY STYLE. The Vatican released on Saturday a photo of one of the vehicles Pope Francis will use for his Philippine visit. Photo from the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Social Communications

No drones allowed during Pope's visit

Jan 11, 2015 - 4:49 PM

No drones allowed to fly in areas where Pope Francis will go the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines says