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Did you know: Pope Paul VI’s visit to PH

Pope Paul VI arrived at the Manila International Airport on Nov. 26, 1970, for his three-day visit to the Philippines. His arrival was marred by an attempt on his life by a visiting Bolivian, Benjamin Mendoza.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Pope faces key test with vote on divorcees, gays

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Pope Francis was set to sort his allies from his enemies Saturday with a Vatican vote on a document drafted at the end of a fierce two-week debate over opening the Catholic Church’s doors to remarried divorcees and gays.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Pope, prelates get crash course in the joys of sex


Pope Francis, cardinals and bishops from around the world have gotten an unexpected lecture on the joys of sex, from a Catholic couple brought in to talk about what makes a marriage last.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

First gay Catholic congress to press Pope for change

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Gay and lesbian Catholic groups are holding an international congress in Portugal this week as they seek to make their voices heard by the Vatican.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Pope says religion can’t justify violence

Pope Francis arrives for vespers prayers at the St. Paul Cathedral in Tirana, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Pope Francis has called on moderate Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held it up as a model for interfaith harmony.  AP PHOTO/VISAR KRYEZIU

TIRANA, Albania–Pope Francis warned during a visit to Albania on Sunday that religion can never be used to justify violence, making apparent reference to the bloodshed wreaked by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.   The 77-year-old pontiff said majority-Muslim Albania was an “inspiring example” of religious harmony, as hundreds of thousands thronged the […]

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »