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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 »