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Pope baptizes father of South Korea ferry victim

Pope Francis, right, kisses a girl as he arrives with the popemobile to celebrate a mass and the beatification Paul Yun ji-Chung and 123 martyr companions at Gwanghwamun Gate in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Paul Yun Ji-Chung, born in 1759, was among the earliest Catholics on the Korean Peninsula. AP

Pope Francis has once again made a gesture toward the families who lost loved ones in South Korea’s ferry disaster, baptizing the father of a student victim.

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

Priest charged with sexual abuse at religious-run hospitals

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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 »

Covering Pope John Paul II in a time of pagers, analog

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WHEN JOHN PAUL II LAST WALKED OUR LAND Pinoys celebrated him to the soundtrack of “Tell the World of His Love.” For 5 straight days in January 1995, the Inquirer covered his second visit to the Philippines, publishing stories and pictures written and taken by a dedicated band of nearly all of its reporters and photographers. Filipinos got to know him quite well and he had us all in the palm of his hand.

Just a month after turning 9, the Philippine Daily Inquirer moved to its spanking new building in Makati City and prepared to embark on an extensive coverage of a local event of international magnitude. I was dead set on being part of it.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Teenagers fight in church vicinity during ‘Simbang Gabi’

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Photo by Bong Lozada/INQUIRER.net

Scattered fights broke out around the vicinity of a church in Manila during Saturday’s “Simbang Gabi” (dawn Mass) celebration.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

John Paul miracle woman cries describing cure

Costa Rica's Floribeth Mora looks at a bust of Pope John Paul II while giving her account of a miracle attributed to John Paul, during a press conference at the Archbishop's office in San Jose, Costa Rica, Friday, July 5, 2013. AP

A Costa Rican woman whose brain aneurysm reportedly disappeared after she prayed to Pope John Paul II broke down in tears Friday as she publicly spoke for the first time about the church-confirmed miracle underlying John Paul’s case for sainthood.

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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