VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass as planned, but elsewhere in Italy services were canceled over fears of the new coronavirus.
(RNS) — Well-liked and respected at home, the bright and pastorally minded archbishop of Manila has all of the attributes prized by Francis.
(RNS) — Plans for a meeting in the Philippines are off because space was not available for the full two weeks needed to host the gathering of United Methodists from around the world.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Muslims in the southern Philippines overwhelmingly approved in a referendum the creation of a new autonomous region in hopes of ending nearly half a century of unrest, election officials said.
Duterte arrives in Israel today. Hold my head while I gag.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president, who recently sparked outrage for calling God stupid, has courted new controversy in his largely Roman Catholic country by saying he will resign if anybody can prove that God exists.
SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) — The Lenten rituals are frowned upon by church leaders in the Philippines, Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation, especially if the event is used to boost tourism and business.
(RNS) — When a faith-based charity saw that the cost of marrying was preventing some couples in the Philippines from legalizing their unions, it found a way to make the impossible possible.
OBANDO, Philippines (Reuters) There was dancing in the streets of Obando town in the northern Philippines on Wednesday (May 17) as people feted patron saints they believe bring spouses, fertility and good harvests.
Trump's overture to Duterte is a moral obscenity.
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' Catholic Church will assail President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs for creating a "reign of terror" among the poor, in sermons to be read at services across the country this weekend.
(RNS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched an angry rebuke on Thursday of priests and bishops critical of his drug war, accusing them of homosexuality, corruption and child abuse.
Priests are unsure how to take a stand against the thousands of killings in a war that has such overwhelming popular support.
(RNS) The Filipino president elect paid men to undergo vasectomies while mayor of Davao.
(RNS) Catholics are a minority in South Korea, representing just over 10 percent of the population. But their numbers have doubled since 1990, and the pope wants to encourage them.
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