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Pope Francis asks forgiveness for child sex abuses carried out by priests

In this picture made available by the Vatican newspaper L' Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis hears the confession of a faithful in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Friday, March 28, 2014. The Pontiff has kneeled before a priest and confessed his sins in a St. Peter's Basilica ceremony he hopes will inspire others to seek forgiveness. AP

Pope Francis on Friday personally asked forgiveness for thousands of child sex abuses carried out by priests and promised more action following accusations of cover-ups and excessive leniency by the Vatican.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Priests, journalists can now carry guns at work

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AFP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—As the Philippine National Police implements the new gun control law this January, journalists, bank tellers, priests, cashiers among others, can now bring their licensed firearms at work without necessarily being “under actual threat.”   With the implementation of the Republic Act no. 10591 or the comprehensive law on firearms and ammunition, individuals with [...]

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

Priest who wanted poor man’s burial roundly hailed

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Fr. Joe Dizon.  INQUIRER.net file photo

In the end, the activist priest who had wanted a “poor man’s burial” was brought by his brother priests to his final resting place—a garden in the Our Lady of the Pillar Parish in Imus City, after a funeral Mass concelebrated by a bishop and 60 members of the clergy Monday.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Priest turned ‘kapitan’ to take oath in Capitol

Suspended priest Oscar Banzon will take his oath of office as barangay captain of Kawit in Medellin town before the top two government leaders of the province. Banzon went to the Capitol yesterday morning and paid a courtesy visit on Vice Governor Agnes Magpale. “He expressed his intention to take his oath before me and [...]

Posted: November 5th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘Banzon needed more as priest than official’

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Fr. Oscar Banzon could have helped more people as a priest than as a barangay captain of Kawit, Medellin town, Cebu Archbishop emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal said yesterday. “As a priest, he could have helped more people especially in administering confessions. Now no more because the archbishop withdrew all his faculties as a priest,” Vidal [...]

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Cebu priest suspended for poll bid

CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma has ordered the suspension of a priest who is running for chairman of barangay Kawit in Medellin town, north Cebu, despite an earlier warning that doing so would violate church rules. Palma yesterday said he already sent the suspension letter of Fr. Oscar Banzon to the Archdiocesan Chancery, the office which [...]

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Manila-born Spanish priest to be beatified in October

A Philippine-born Catholic missionary will be beatified as a martyr in October, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) announced yesterday..

Posted: July 20th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Ex-priest in quixotic quest for governor

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Soft-spoken and shod in slippers, Fr. Leo Casas, 37, may be waging a quixotic fight for governor of Masbate, but his political foes are certainly no windmills.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Priest-driven pickup runs over, kills boy

A 4-year-old boy was killed on Thursday night after he was run over by a pickup driven by a priest on his way to a Mass at Senior Sto. Niño Parish Church in Barangay Paknaan, Mandaue City.

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Priest runs over and kills kid but parents, police won’t press charges

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A four-year-old boy was killed Thursday evening when he was run over by Roman Catholic priest driving a pick-up truck on his way to say Mass at the Señor Sto. Niño Parish Church in Barangay Paknaan, Mandaue City, police said.

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Reuter, 1986 Edsa ‘Bandido,’ legendary Jesuit, dies at 96

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FR. JAMES REUTER, SJ: The Great Communicator. INQUIRER PHOTO

He is home. Fr. James Reuter, SJ, the revered and and well-loved American priest and honorary Filipino, passed away Monday from lung and heart failure, the Ateneo de Manila University community has announced.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Colleague laments slow pace in Tentorio murder case

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Fr. Fausto Tentorio. PHOTO COURTESY OF PIME

The suspected masterminds in the murder of Italian priest Fr. Fausto Tentorio a year ago remain scot-free despite the filing of charges against them, a fellow Italian missionary said.

Posted: October 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Adultery case filed vs Pampanga priest junked

Citing lack of evidence, the city prosecutor here dismissed an adultery case against a Catholic priest which Church leaders in Pampanga said was the first in the province.

Posted: March 20th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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