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Nationalist church marks 112th year

A wooden image of Virgen ng Balintawak at the National Church of Iglesia Filipina Independiente (Aglipayan Church).  VAUGHN ALVIAR

In the dream, the Virgin Mary wears the balintawak (a native dress of Filipino women) while the Child Jesus is a Katipunero, a bolo on his side and one hand holding a banner with the prayer: “Ama, sumilang nawa ang aming pagsasarili.” (Father, we pray for the birth of our independence.)

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Historic Chinese church gutted by fire

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A fire largely destroyed one of China’s oldest churches early Monday, state media reported, gutting the inside of the late 19th century structure.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Police in China remove church’s cross

In this photo taken July 15, 2014, Pastor Tao Chongyin, left speaks with church member Fan Liang'an in front of the Wuxi Christian Church with the words "Church of Jesus" in red in Longwan, Wenzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. AP File photo.

Hundreds of police took down a church’s cross in eastern China early Monday amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Church tells public: No tickets needed for papal visit events

Pope Francis.  AP FILE PHOTO

Bad news for scalpers: events and gatherings prepared for the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines in January will be free for all.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Unwed mother accepts Cebu priest’s apology

Priest humiliating unwed mother

The 17-year-old mother who was berated by a Catholic priest during the baptism of her child has accepted the prelate’s apology.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »