Caritas Manila, the social services and development agency of the Archdiocese of Manila is moving on to its Damayan Sa Haiyan rehabilitation phase drive focused on education, livelihood and reconstruction for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” About P60 million has been allocated for its third round of projects from September until May 2015 for Leyte, Samar, Cebu and Palawan. The agency has received and distributed donations worth P268.3 million in cash and kind a year after Yolanda devastated parts of the country.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
In its annual “Season for Creation” campaign to be launched next month, the Archdiocese of Manila will focus on “key ecological issues faced by the country,” including the planned reclamation by various business groups of more than 26,200 hectares on Manila Bay.
Catholics who visit San Bartolome Church in Malabon City between now and May 2015, when the Greco-Roman temple-inspired church celebrates its 400th anniversary, will receive an extraordinary gift of faith from Pope Francis.
By Tina G. Santos
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle will lead Filipino Catholics in a special tribute to Popes John XXIII and John Paul II Sunday as the two well-beloved leaders of the Catholic Church are canonized at the Vatican.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Wednesday welcomed back thousands of parishioners and devotees and a host of special guests and VIPs to the storied Manila Cathedral, resplendent with its glimmering lights, shiny marbles and fresh paint, after two years of massive repair work and restoration.