By 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.)
A fire largely destroyed one of China’s oldest churches early Monday, state media reported, gutting the inside of the late 19th century structure.
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.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
Bad news for scalpers: events and gatherings prepared for the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines in January will be free for all.
By Ivan Angelo de Lara
The 17-year-old mother who was berated by a Catholic priest during the baptism of her child has accepted the prelate’s apology.