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‘Yolanda’ aid drive turns to ‘Pedrito’

BOY ON A MISSION  One of the Pedrito doll’s chief endorsers, Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

“Pedrito” is the cute face of a Manila-based organization’s efforts to help victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Vatican: Benedict XVI may attend pope canonization

Ex-pope Benedict XVI. AP FILE PHOTO

Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be declared saints on April 27 at a ceremony that might see two living popes honoring two dead ones.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

John XXIII: A reformist pope like Francis

Pope John XXIII is pictured during a prayer in 1963, at the Vatican. AFP

Pope John XXIII, who will next year be made a saint with John Paul II, surprised many by leading the Catholic Church to more open relations with the world.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

John Paul II: Poland’s soon-to-be new saint

A worker puts finishing touches on a statue of Blessed Pope John Paul ll at the Divine Mercy Monastery of the Carmelite Nuns of the Holy Trinity, Carmel Heights, Kawa-kawa, Barangay Tuburan, Ligao City, Albay province. The Roman Catholic Church will declare Pope John Paul II a saint, the Vatican announced. INQUIRER PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA

Pope John Paul II, who the Vatican said on Monday will be made a saint in April 2014 along with John XXIII, was an inspirational figure who helped topple communism but alienated many with his conservative views.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Vatican sets April 2014 for historic two-pope sainthood

Pope John XXIII (left) convened the liberalizing Vatican II in the 1960s; John Paul II guided the Church during the end of the Cold War. AP

The Vatican on Monday said late popes John Paul II and John XXIII would be made saints at an unprecedented joint ceremony on April 27, 2014 in a bid to unite Catholic conservatives and liberals.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Second miracle attributed to John Paul II—report

The Pope John Paul II statue in Rome is shown on Nov. 19, 2012. Vatican theologians have attributed a second miracle to the late pope, putting him firmly on the path to sainthood, the ANSA news agency reported Tuesday, June 18, 2013. AP PHOTO/GREGORIO BORGIA

Vatican theologians have attributed a second miracle to pope John Paul II, putting him firmly on the path to sainthood, the ANSA news agency reported Tuesday.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Limited P50 Saint Pedro bills on Apr. 4

THE P50 commemorative bills bearing the image of Saint Pedro Calungsod is more than just a collector’s item.

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

4 cardinals, 54 bishops, 700 priests, 1M people

CEBU CELEBRATION. A thanksgiving Mass for the canonization of St. Pedro Calungsod in Cebu City draws an estimated one million people, including Church dignitaries and top government officials. At left, Ricardo Cardinal Vidal and President Aquino hug briefly after the Mass held in a small chapel (right) at the reclaimed SRP area in Cebu City on Friday night. TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS; LYN RILLON

President Benigno Aquino III, Vice President Jejomar Binay and Interior Secretary Mar Roxas on Friday led other government officials and more than a million devotees in a National Thanksgiving Mass for the canonization of St. Pedro Calungsod.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Calungsod sainthood inspires performers

WILMARK Recomes gets into the character of St. Pedro Calungsod in a play about his life staged outside St. Gregory The Great Parish in Ginatilan town, Cebu. JOHN LOUIE ZABALA/CONTRIBUTOR

Wilmark Recomes was only 16 when he first portrayed the role of Pedro Calungsod, the Visayan teenage martyr who was elevated to sainthood in a Vatican ceremony on Oct. 20.

Posted: October 26th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Follow Pedro, youth urged

Age should not be a hindrance to serving God, the bishop of the Diocese of Pasig said, as the city welcomed the image of St. Pedro Calungsod yesterday.

Posted: October 26th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Cebu Archdiocese eyeing to build Villagio Calungsod

The legacy of San Pedro Calungsod doesn’t end with his canonization.

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Catholic Philippines celebrates new saint

An icon of Pedro Calungsod hangs from a stall at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Millions attended special Masses across the Catholic Philippines to celebrate the naming of the country's second saint, a young missionary killed over 340 years ago.  AP PHOTO/ALESSANDRA TARANTINO

Church bells pealed across the Catholic Philippines Sunday as millions attended special Masses to celebrate the naming of the country’s second saint, a young missionary killed over 340 years ago.

Posted: October 21st, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Late Pope John Paul II could be made saint soon—report

A second miracle attributed to late pope John Paul II has been reported and he could be made a saint soon, said Italy’s Panorama weekly on Thursday, citing documents sent to the Vatican.

Posted: March 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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