Pope Francis to lead unique funeral for ex-pope Benedict

Agence France Presse 01/01/2023

VATICAN CITY — For the first time in modern history, a sitting pope will preside over his predecessor’s funeral next week, with Pope Francis leading a “simple” ceremony for Benedict XVI, who died Saturday. Benedict, the first pontiff…

Former pope Benedict is ‘very sick’, Pope Francis says

Reuters 12/28/2022

VATICAN CITY – Former pope Benedict, 95, who in 2013 became the first pontiff in 600 years to step down, is “very sick”, his successor Pope Francis said on Wednesday, asking the church to pray for him.…

Pope laments ‘famine of peace’ in Christmas message

Agence France Presse 12/26/2022

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for an end to the “senseless” war in Ukraine as he also lamented the “famine of peace” in other regions, during his traditional Christmas message from St Peter’s Basilica…

Pope: Spend less on Christmas, send difference to Ukrainians

Reuters 12/15/2022

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, urged people to spend less on Christmas celebrations and gifts this year and send the difference to Ukrainians to help them get through the hunger and cold…

Statement on Pope Francis’ decree regarding Caritas Internationalis

PR 12/04/2022

Cebu Caritas, Inc., the social action arm of the Archdiocese of Cebu, welcomes the reorganization of Caritas Internationalis in view of the coming General Assembly in May 2023. We are aware of the many questions that have…

Pope begs Putin to end ‘spiral of violence and death,’ fears nuclear war

Reuters 10/03/2022

VATICAN CITY  — Pope Francis for the first time directly begged Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop the “spiral of violence and death” in Ukraine, saying on Sunday that the crisis was risking a nuclear escalation with…

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…

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