At least 50 killed in massacre at Catholic church in southwest Nigeria

Reuters 06/06/2022

LAGOS  – Gunmen attacked a Catholic church in southwest Nigeria during mass on Sunday, killing at least 50 people including women and children, according to a hospital doctor and media reports. The gunmen shot at people outside and inside…

As Holy Week nears, DOH advises against kissing of religious statues, crucifixions

Daniza Fernandez 04/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines — As Holy Week approaches, the Department of Health (DOH) advised churches and the public on Tuesday to do away with kissing religious statues and crucifixions to avoid the spread of diseases. Health Undersecretary Maria…

Archdiocese of Cebu willing to offer churches as vax sites

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Archdiocese of Cebu is willing to offer the churches as vaccination sites if the Cebu City government will ask for it. Acting Mayor Michael Rama recently said that they are looking into…

Archdiocese of Cebu awaits Cebu City’s final decision on Nov. 1 and 2

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Archdiocese of Cebu awaits the final decision for the opening or closing of cemeteries on All Souls’ and Saint’s Day on November 1 and 2, 2021, as the Church will follow the…

Vatican says Catholic Church cannot bless same-sex unions

Agence France Presse 03/16/2021

ROME, Italy — The Vatican on Monday said the Catholic Church does not have the power to bless same-sex unions despite their “positive elements,” saying it was impossible for God to “bless sin.” The powerful Vatican office…

Public more compliant on third day of Misa De Gallo

Delta Letigio 12/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Better compliance of the health protocols was observed on the third day of the Misa De Gallo in Cebu City on Friday, December 18, 2020.  This was the statement of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)…

Archdiocese of Cebu awaits clarification on Pope Francis ‘support’ for same sex unions

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Archdiocese of Cebu urges the faithful to wait for the official statement of the Roman Catholic Church regarding its stand on same-sex unions.  This after Pope Francis said in a new film released on…

Palace won’t allow more people to attend Mass

Leila B. Salaverria - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/16/2020

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the government would still consider health above all amid the new coronavirus health crisis after a Catholic Church official appealed for looser restrictions on religious activities. Bishop Broderick Pabillo had called on…

Catholic Church pitches in cash relief

Tina G. Santos 04/17/2020

The Catholic Church has assured the government that it would help in providing relief and assistance to Filipinos, particularly the poor, as the country struggles to contain the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). “The Church…

Who is Bishop Midyphil “Dodong” Billones?

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Archdiocese of Cebu welcomed its new auxiliary bishop, Bishop Midyphil “Dodong” Billones, in a Liturgical Presentation and Welcome Mass at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral in Cebu City on Thursday morning, September 26, 2019. The…

Catholic clergy leads fight vs death penalty

07/24/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Catholic clergy on Tuesday led the opposition to the restoration of the death penalty being pushed anew by President Rodrigo Duterte, saying capital punishment did not deter crime and was a backward step…

Cebu archdiocese issues Oratio Imperata for rain

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 04/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Archdiocese of Cebu issued an Oratio Imperata for rain as more local government units declare a state of calamity as a result of the El Niño weather phenomenon. A copy of the…

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