Cebu officially starts 500 Years of Christianity celebrations

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Years of preparations have finally come to a fruition as Cebu on Easter Sunday, April 4, officially began the celebrations for the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines (500 YOC).  Dozens of…

Palma: Resurrected Christ will bring light to this dark world

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Jesus Christ is the light that will end the darkness to this world, so hold on in faith. This was the reminder of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma in his homily for the Easter…

Archbishop Palma is COVID-19 positive

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has proven positive to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The Archdiocese of Cebu has released a statement saying that the archbishop is in stable condition in a hospital in…

As Lenten season starts, Palma reminds Catholics not to forget its ‘essence and tradition’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—As the season of Lent began, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma reminded devotees here of its real essence and tradition.  Palma officiated a virtual Ash Wednesday Mass last February 17, 2021, which was attended only by…

Archbishop Palma set to get out of hospital, to preside over Fiesta Señor Mass this Sunday

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma will still preside over the Pontifical Mass for the culmination of Fiesta Señor 2021 this Sunday, January 17. Msgr. Joseph Tan, spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Cebu, confirmed to…

Cebu archbishop in hospital for COVID-19 symptoms but Church exec says ‘no need to worry’

Ador Vincent Mayol - Senior Reporter / @inquirervisayas 01/15/2021

CEBU CITY—Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma was taken to the hospital after showing COVID-19 symptoms, mainly cough and cold. But Msgr. Joseph Tan, spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Cebu, said there was no need to worry. “He is…

Palma’s New Year’s message: Remain in faith amid uncertainties

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 12/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma is urging the faithful to stay in faith amid the uncertainties of the future as the world enters into a new year during a pandemic. Palma said no one…

Lay missionaries in Cebu, 200 pilgrim images on special mission to evangelize, cathechize the world

Futch Anthony Inso 12/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two hundred pilgrim images of Our Lady of Fatima and Señor Sto. Niño will accompany lay missionaries based in Cebu as they go on a special mission to evangelize and catechize the world.…

Palma: Papal Nuncio to attend launch of Christianity’s quincentenary celebrations

Futch Anthony Inso 12/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, is expected to attend the launching of the 500 years celebration of Christianity here in Cebu on April 14, 2021. This was confirmed…

Palma thanks IATF for making Misa de Gallo possible

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma expressed his gratitude to the Interagency Task Force (IATF) for making allowing the Misa De Gallo to be celebrated despite the pandemic. In his homily on the first day of the…

Palma to Cebu City gov’t: Allow holding of Dawn Masses, Simbang Gabi in gyms

Futch Anthony Inso 12/10/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma will ask the Cebu City government to allow Misa de Gallo and Simbang Gabi to be held in gymnasium and auditoriums. Palma said that instead of holding Dawn Masses…

Palma: Anticipated mass will be celebrated as Misa De Gallo

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma announced on Monday night, December 7, 2020, that the Archdiocese of Cebu will adapt the mandate of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to celebrate the Misa…

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