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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 »

2 new saints celebrated all over PH

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Roman Catholics from the Philippines kiss one of the relics of the late Pope John Paul II at a chapel in Manila on April 1, 2014. Hundreds of people in the Philippines queued up on April 1 to kiss the blood, hair and cassock of the late John Paul II, beseeching the soon-to-be-sainted Polish pope to perform miracles for them. AFP

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle will lead Filipino Catholics in a special tribute to Popes John XXIII and John Paul II Sunday as the two well-beloved leaders of the Catholic Church are canonized at the Vatican.

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

‘Barkada ni Pedro’ shares World Youth Day events on Facebook

ABOUT 38 Cebuano pilgrims shared their experiences in attending the one week celebration of the World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that ended yesterday.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Next World Youth Day in Poland in 2016—pope

A Polish flag that bears the name of Krakow, the host city for the 2016 World Youth Day, is waved during the WYD closing Mass in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 28, 2013.  AP PHOTO/DOMENICO STINELLIS

Pope Francis announced here Sunday that the next World Youth Day (WYD), the Catholic youth fest, will be held in the Polish city of Krakow in 2016.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Organizers estimate 2 million in Rio for pope

Pope Francis wears an indigenous feathered hat given to him by representatives of one of Brazil's native tribes during a meeting at the Municipal Theater in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 27, 2013. AP

Organizers estimate that some 2 million people have come out to Copacabana beach for the final evening of World Youth day with Pope Francis.

Posted: July 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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