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Philippines - Latest News
Jan 6, 2020 - 10:48 am .- The Supreme Court of the Philippines has reiterated its dismissal of a petition to redefine marriage in the country to include same-sex couples.
Dec 26, 2019 - 04:30 pm .- In the wake of rising suicide rates in the Philippines, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle issued a Christmas statement expressing his shock at the trend and calling for cultural renewal.
Dec 15, 2019 - 10:00 am .- On Gaudete Sunday, Pope Francis celebrated a Filipino Christmas tradition in St. Peter’s Basilica -- the Simbang Gabi Christmas novena.
Nov 27, 2019 - 05:00 am .- On Sundays, Fr. Raniel Berdos can be found strolling the aisles of St. Mary's Cathedral in Tokyo.
Nov 7, 2019 - 11:09 am .- A Catholic bishop in the Philippines is drawing attention to the ongoing problem of child labor in the country, urging a cooperative effort to eliminate the factors driving children into often dangerous working conditions.
Oct 31, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- Catholic bishops have appealed for prayers and aid for earthquake victims after two strong earthquakes hit the Philippines in the last week, causing some deaths and damage.
Oct 12, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Amid a United Nations investigation into a brutal “war on drugs” by Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, a Catholic bishop is calling for the country’s Department of Health (DOH) to take a more active health-centered approach to tackling the nation’s drug problem.
Sep 25, 2019 - 12:03 am .- A Catholic bishop in the Philippines called for a strong response from the government to fight poliovirus, following an announcement last week from health officials that the once-eradicated disease has made a reappearance.
Jul 25, 2019 - 01:58 pm .- Indonesian authorities released Tuesday the names of a couple whom they believe to have orchestrated a January terrorist attack on a cathedral in the Philippines.
Jul 23, 2019 - 06:58 pm .- Despite the fresh memory of a deadly terrorist attack in January, the rededication Mass of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, an island in the Philippines, was packed with Catholics, an aid worker said.
Jul 12, 2019 - 06:22 pm .- The UN Human Rights Council has approved a resolution to launch an investigation into the violent war on drugs taking place in the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte.
May 29, 2019 - 12:05 pm .- A new law in the Philippines to support those living in poverty has won the praise of Caritas Manila, a Catholic aid agency in the country.
May 20, 2019 - 07:06 pm .- Filipino Catholic leaders in the central province of Iloilo held an AIDS memorial event over the weekend, to raise awareness and support for those affected by HIV/AIDS.
May 9, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- A new bishop in the Philippines has called for Catholics to show courage in the face of violence and persecution.
Apr 24, 2019 - 04:09 pm .- Catholic leaders have offered prayers for the Philippines after two earthquakes struck the region this week.
Mar 5, 2019 - 05:32 pm .- A bishop in the Philippines is speaking out against the death penalty of a Filipino woman who has been condemned to death in Saudi Arabia.
Jan 27, 2019 - 05:51 am .- At least 20 people were killed and 111 wounded after two bombs exploded minutes apart during Sunday Mass in a Catholic cathedral on the southern Philippine island of Jolo.  
Jan 9, 2019 - 10:42 am .- Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila told pilgrims at a popular annual procession in the Philippines to take caution against becoming a “fanatic,” stressing that true devotion is about how one lives their whole life, not a single day.
Dec 5, 2018 - 10:37 am .- An American priest was arrested in the Philippines Wednesday, amid allegations that he sexually assaulted dozens of boys over a period of decades.