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Popemobile won’t be bulletproof, says Tagle


The vehicle which Pope Francis will ride during his three-day visit to the Philippines next year will not be enclosed in bulletproof glass unlike the one used by Pope John Paul II in Manila in 1995, according to Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Pope says war no way to address injustice

Pope Francis.   AP FILE PHOTO

War is not the way to address injustice, Pope Francis said Sunday, in comments that appeared to distance himself further from any faith-based justification for US airstrikes in Iraq.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

South Koreans express pride, surprise at pope visit

Pope Francis, center, is greeted by the faithful upon arrival for the beatification mass of Paul Yun Ji-Chung and his 123 martyr companions in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Paul Yun Ji-Chung, born in 1759, was among the earliest Catholics on the Korean Peninsula. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool)

They came from across South Korea to see Pope Francis or, if the crowds were too big to get close enough, to hear his voice emanate from speakers set up around a stage during a Mass to beatify 124 martyrs.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘What would we die for?’ Pope asks at mass for Korean martyrs

Pope Francis, center, greets the faithfuls from his popemobile car upon his arrival at the Holy Mass at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Hundreds of thousands of people have turned out for one of the highlights of Pope Francis' trip to South Korea: a beatification Mass for 124 Koreans killed for their faith over two centuries ago. (AP Photo/Issei Kato, Pool)

Pope Francis beatified 124 early Korean martyrs Saturday at a mass in Seoul and challenged the massive crowd to ask what values they might be willing to die for in an increasingly materialistic, globalized world.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pope meets Asia’s youth on Day 2 of South Korea trip

Pope Francis waves from a car after his arrival in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. As Francis became the first pope in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, Seoul's never-timid rival, North Korea, made its presence felt by firing three short-range projectiles less than an hour before he arrived, officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Lim Hun-jung)

Pope Francis took a high-speed train Friday to South Korea’s central city of Daejeon to meet with Catholic youths from across Asia gathered for the Asian version of World Youth Day.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »