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Pope, in Philippines, says redefining marriage threatens family

Catholic News Service MANILA, Philippines — Appealing to the traditional values of Filipino Catholic families, Pope Francis made one of his strongest calls as pope...

Exuberant crowds greet pope in unofficial welcome to Philippines

  Catholic News Service MANILA, Philippines —  Although it was not called a welcoming ceremony, Pope Francis was greeted by government and church officials and an exuberant...

Manila cardinal’s day: Preparing for pope’s visit, being with the poor

Catholic News Service MANILA, Philippines — “Today I was thinking about the tenacity of the poor,” said Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila as he...

Typhoon approaching Philippines: Manila cardinal asks prayers for safety, forgiveness for...

Catholic News Service MANILA, Philippines — Manila Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle told churches to pray for safety and forgiveness for not taking care of the...

Photo of the week: Filipino priest blesses mass graves a year...

A year after typhoon, Filipinos look forward to Pope Francis’ visit Catholic News Service PALO, Philippines — One year after one of the most powerful tropical...

Pope will visit Philippines, Sri Lanka in January

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle confirmed July 29 that Pope Francis will visit Jan. 15-19, after spending several days in Sri...

Cardinal Tagle hopes bishops’ synod on family will find new ways...

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Initial reviews of responses from around the world on questionnaires about church teaching on the family in advance of this...

Cardinal praises Philippines’ peace accord with Muslim rebels

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ newest cardinal was among 1,000 guests who witnessed the peace agreement between the government and the country’s largest Muslim...

Philippines relief efforts require long-term support, Congress told

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Expect the rebuilding in typhoon-ravaged regions of the Philippines to take up to five years, a Catholic Relief Services official...

Church agencies aid thousands of Philippine flood victims

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines -- Church agencies teamed with international aid groups and the Philippine government to assist tens of thousands of people left...

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