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What the Pope wasn't able to say in the Philippines

Jan 17, 2015

On Jan. 17, Pope Francis visited the Philippine city of Tacloban, which is still recovering from the devastating effects of... Read more

Karen Papellero at the papal Mass in Tacloban Jan. 17.

Rain during papal Mass a small sacrifice compared to Typhoon Haiyan

Jan 16, 2015

By Mary Farrow, Alan Holdren

Hundreds of thousands of people put up with the rain and the wind to attend an outdoor Mass with Pope... Read more

Pope Francis at the cathedral of the Philippines' Archdiocese of Palo Jan. 17.

Inbound typhoon cuts short Pope Francis' visit to Leyte

Jan 16, 2015

Pope Francis regretfully announced his early departure from the Philippines island of Leyte, leading people in prayers for protection against... Read more

Pope Francis and Archbishop John Du embrace at a Mass in Tacloban Jan. 17.

'We will always be grateful,' Filipino archbishop tells Pope Francis

Jan 16, 2015

Although Tacloban was “ground zero” of the Typhoon Haiyan disaster that brought fear, suffering, and death, a Philippines bishop has... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass at Tacloban in the Philippines Jan. 17.

Pope Francis' heartfelt words for typhoon survivors: Jesus is there for you!

Jan 16, 2015

Pope Francis on Saturday spoke to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in an impromptu homily, voicing compassion for their plight and... Read more

Crowds outside the Manila cathedral, where Pope Francis said Mass Jan. 16, 2015.

Pope's visit will have a 'huge impact', Filipino ambassador believes

Jan 16, 2015

Mercedes Arrastia Tuason, the Philippines' ambassador to the Holy See, told EWTN News' Antonio Gonsalves in a Jan. 15 interview... Read more

Pope Francis speaks with Holy See press officer Fr. Federico Lombardi during their flight to Sri Lanka, Jan. 12, 2015.

Gay marriage is 'ideological colonization,' says Vatican spokesman

Jan 16, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Remarking on Pope Francis' strong words against the threats which “ideological colonization” poses to the family, the Vatican's spokesman told... Read more

Pope Francis speaks with journalists aboard the papal plane Jan. 12, 2015.

Paul VI was right to warn against contraception, Pope Francis says

Jan 16, 2015

Pope Francis took the opportunity during an address to families in the Philippines to praise Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical... Read more

Pope Francis at the Encounter with Families in Manila, Jan. 16, 2015.

What threatens families? Redefining marriage, Pope says

Jan 16, 2015

Warning that “every threat to the family is a threat to society itself,” Pope Francis called on the people of... Read more

Pope Francis presented this 16th century atlas from the Vatican Library to the President of the Philippines on Jan. 16, 2015.

Here's what Pope Francis gave the president of the Philippines

Jan 16, 2015

During his first full day in the Philippines, Pope Francis met with President Benigno Aquino and other officials at the... Read more

Pope Francis and Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle embrace at the close of Mass Jan. 16 in Manila.

'Our faith makes us stand up again and again,' Cardinal Tagle tells Pope

Jan 15, 2015

Seven cathedrals of Manila have been destroyed, but the eighth remains strong like the Philippines’ people, Cardinal Luis Tagle of... Read more

Pope Francis laughs during his Jan. 16 homily at Manila's Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

Pope Francis sees 'powerful missionary potential' in Philippines

Jan 15, 2015

Pope Francis on Friday repeated his praise for the Philippines’ Christians as he encouraged bishops, clergy, vowed religious and seminarians... Read more

Pope Francis at Manila's Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral Jan. 16, 2015

Pope's full homily to Bishops, Priests, Religious and Seminarians in Manila

Jan 15, 2015

For us priests and consecrated persons, conversion to the newness of the Gospel entails a daily encounter with the Lord... Read more

Pope Francis addresses Philippines offiicals and diplomats at the Presidential Palace in Manila Jan. 16.

Pope Francis: Philippines' 500 years of Christianity can inspire more good

Jan 15, 2015

Pope Francis praised Philippines Catholics’ strong faith and challenged them to continue to let the Christian message bear fruit, noting... Read more

Fr. Marcello Pondoc outside Manila's cathedral, Jan. 15, 2015.

Attendee of Philippines WYD 1995 to concelebrate papal Mass

Jan 15, 2015

By Elise Harris

Fr. Marcello Pondoc attended the Philippines World Youth Day with St. John Paul II in 1995, and 20 years later... Read more

Pope Francis speaks with journalists aboard the plane to Manila, Jan. 15, 2015.

Full transcript of Pope's interview in-flight to Manila

Speaking to journalists aboard the Jan. 15 flight from Sri Lanka to the Philippines, Pope Francis discussed his trip, his... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists on his flight from Sri Lanka to the Philippines on Jan. 15, 2015.

Pope on Charlie Hebdo: Don't kill in God's name but don't insult faith

Jan 15, 2015

By Alan Holdren

During an in-flight press conference Pope Francis spoke on the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, saying that freedom of expression has... Read more

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An environment encyclical in March? Pope Francis hopes so

Jan 15, 2015

During an in-flight press conference on his way to the Philippines, Pope Francis said he plans to have his much-anticipated... Read more

Father Gregory Gaston departing for the Philippines Jan. 15.

Overwhelming welcome for Pope Francis foreseen in Philippines

Jan 14, 2015

By Alan Holdren

Pope Francis can expect a warm and enthusiastic welcome in the Philippines, say two natives of the country who work... Read more

Filipino children pray during a March of Saints.

Cyclone menaces Pope's trip to Philippines, Catholics join in prayer

Jan 14, 2015

With Pope Francis arriving in the Philippines on Thursday, the Archbishop of Manila is asking that the faithful pray for... Read more