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Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish Church in Maricaban, Pasay City, in the Philippines.

Manila’s Catholic dioceses cancel public Masses amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Aug 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

The dioceses have dispensed Catholics from their Sunday obligation. Read more

Pope Francis addresses members of Rome's Pontifical Filipino College March 22, 2021.

Pope Francis to Pontifical Filipino College students: welcome God’s opportunities

Mar 22, 2021

Pope Francis has encouraged students at Rome’s Pontifical Filipino College to welcome “the opportunities that the Lord gives you to... Read more

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle.

Vatican Cardinal Tagle recovers from coronavirus

Sep 23, 2020

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the head of the Vatican’s evangelization congregation, has reportedly recovered from the coronavirus.   Read more

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle at St. George’s Cathedral, Southwark, in London, England, March 8, 2015.

Vatican Cardinal Tagle tests positive for coronavirus

Sep 11, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the head of the Vatican’s evangelization congregation, tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, but is asymptomatic.  Read more

Archbishop Oscar Cruz, pictured in Manila June 23, 2005.

Archbishop remembered as ‘courageous prophet’ after death from COVID-19

Aug 26, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Oscar Cruz died early Wednesday from coronavirus complications. He is believed to be the 10th Catholic bishop to die... Read more

The flag of the Philippines.

Catholic bishop laments murder of human rights activist in Philippines

Aug 18, 2020

A Catholic bishop deplored Tuesday the murder of a human rights activist in the Philippines.   Read more

President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

Catholic bishops: Democracy is being eroded in the Philippines

Jul 20, 2020

The bishops of the Philippines have issued a pastoral letter accusing the government of undermining the country’s democratic institutions.  Read more

Cross of the Martyrs.

God will provide strength through persecution, new Filipino bishop says

May 9, 2019

A new bishop in the Philippines has called for Catholics to show courage in the face of violence and persecution.  Read more

Manila Cathedral.

The most commonly read book in the Philippines? Survey says: the Bible

Dec 18, 2018

A recent survey found that the Bible is the most frequently read book in the Philippines.  Read more

American priest arrested in the Philippines for sexual abuse

Dec 5, 2018

An American priest was arrested in the Philippines Wednesday, amid allegations that he sexually assaulted dozens of boys over a... Read more

Philippine bill would recognize Catholic annulments

Jan 31, 2018

The Philippines’ House of Representatives passed a bill that would legally recognize church-decreed declarations of nullity, or annulments.  Read more