God does not back war, pope says in apparent criticism of Russian patriarch

Reuters 09/14/2022

NUR-SULTAN , Sept 14 (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Wednesday that God does not guide religions towards war, an implicit criticism of Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, who backs the invasion of Ukraine and has boycotted a…

Why Tagle is a leading papal contender

Lito Zulueta 08/14/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Persistent rumors that Pope Francis would resign because of old age and various infirmities, including a recent colon surgery, have fueled speculations on who the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church would be.…

Tagle one of cardinals eyed to become next pope, says report

Zacarian Sarao 08/09/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, a former archbishop of Manila, is one of two leading choices to be the next pope, according to a Catholic Herald report that was posted on its website on Aug. 5. The…

Archdiocese of Cebu to hold Thanksgiving activities for Venerable Teofilo Camomot in Carcar

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — About 3,000 individuals have already registered for the scheduled Thanksgiving Mass and activities for Venerable Teofilo Camomot on July 27. The activities will be held at the St. Teresa of Avila Chapel, DST…

Trinity in the family

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 06/12/2022

The story is told about a little boy who approached the priest after the Mass and told him that he was donating his allowance money which he had saved. When the priest asked him why, almost in…

Pope Francis declares late Cebuano archbishop Camomot ‘venerable’

Inquirer Visayas 05/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Pope Francis has given the go signal to grant the late Cebuano archbishop Teofilo Camomot the title of “venerable.” The Archdiocese of Cebu formally announced the development on Saturday, May 21. “On May 21, 2022…

Be kind to your mother-in-law, urges Pope Francis

Agence France Presse 04/28/2022

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Catholics to honor the elderly and take care of family bonds, also taking the opportunity to return to the thorny subject of mothers-in-law. In 2015, Francis sparked laughter on a visit…

Pope Francis prays for victims of TD Agaton

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 04/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis has expressed his solidarity and sympathy to the victims of Tropical Depression Agaton (international name: Megi) that lashed parts of Visayas and Mindanao early this week. The Pope’s sentiment was conveyed by…

Violence against women insults God, pope says in New Year’s speech

Reuters 01/01/2022

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis used his New Year’s message on Saturday to issue a clarion call for an end to violence against women, saying it was insulting to God. Francis, 85, celebrated a Mass in St.…

Palma calls on faithfuls to get the COVID-19 vaccines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Calling it a “gesture of love,” Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged Catholic faithfuls to have themselves vaccinated against COVID-19. Palma made this message in a pre-recorded video the Archdiocese of Cebu posted on…

Pope gradually resuming work, walking, eating with aides, Vatican says

Reuters 07/11/2021

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is continuing a normal recovery from intestinal surgery, gradually resuming work, walking, and eating with aides, the Vatican said on Saturday, adding his blood tests were satisfactory. The 84-year-old pope is in…

Pope Francis in hospital for ‘scheduled surgery’ on colon

Reuters 07/05/2021

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis was admitted to Rome’s Gemelli hospital on Sunday for scheduled intestinal surgery, the Vatican said, the first time he has been in hospital since his election in 2013. Spokesman Matteo Bruni said…

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