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Priests, nuns in Jolo now being guarded by police, soldiers from Abu Sayyaf

Orlando Cardinal Quevedo of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. INQUIRER file photo

Priests, nuns and lay leaders in Jolo, Sulu, are now being guarded and placed under close monitoring by police and military authorities to keep them safe from the Abu Sayyaf and other lawless elements, according to Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Can priests marry? Pope Francis drops hints


Pope Francis’ hints about a possible opening on the issue of married priests are sowing confusion in the Vatican and among Catholic reformists and conservatives alike.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Priest charged with sexual abuse at religious-run hospitals


A priest and an employee of a hospital run by a religious order in Portugal have been charged with sexually abusing patients.

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

What Went Before: Napoles’ generous donations to priests, nuns

Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the pork barrel scam, gave generous donations to priests and nuns, according to the digital files of principal whistle-blower Benhur Luy.

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Bishops defend priest for accepting donations from Napoles

Printout from Benhur Luy’s digital files INQUIRER PHOTO

At least two Roman Catholic bishops came to the defense of former Quiapo Church rector Msgr. Josefino Ramirez on Friday, saying the retired priest was born to a well-to-do family and had no reason to ask for money for selfish purposes.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »