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Philippines - Latest News

Mar 3, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- Pope Francis will offer Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on March 14 to mark 500 years of Catholic faith in the Philippines.
Feb 19, 2021 - 06:26 pm .- Archbishop Charles Brown, the apostolic nuncio to the Philippines, applauded the government’s decision to ease restrictions on religious services, which he said is especially timely as the Church enters the season of Lent.
Jan 6, 2021 - 05:19 pm .- Filippino churches and authorities will limit attendance for the Masses of the Black Nazarene - one of the country’s largest series of events, which usually gathers millions of people to Manila each year.
Jan 5, 2021 - 04:36 pm .- Catholic and human rights groups have condemned the killing of nine indigenous group leaders, who were shot as authorities arrested protesters late last month.
Aug 31, 2020 - 04:25 pm .- Following twin bombings in a southern region of the Philippines, a local bishop is asking the government not to impose martial law without first listening to the citizens.
Aug 26, 2020 - 04:16 pm .- Catholics responded to twin bombings on an island in the Philippines Monday with prayers and calls for peace.
Aug 11, 2020 - 04:14 pm .- The college maintains that in alignment with Catholic teaching, no sexual orientation is prohibited, but certain sexual acts are.
Jul 30, 2020 - 12:17 am .- Catholic leaders in the Philippines have spoken out against President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to reinstate the death penalty for illegal drug use and other crimes.
Apr 3, 2020 - 06:19 pm .- A Filipino seminary has opened its doors to over a dozen trapped tourists, who have been stranded since a mandatory lockdown was extended last month.
Feb 6, 2020 - 03:21 pm .- Catholic leaders in the Philippines have voiced concern that a bill aiming to legalize divorce is progressing without significant debate.
Jan 23, 2020 - 04:20 pm .- Filipino Church leaders have urged parishioners to be extra cautious amidst a deadly outbreak of coronavirus, which has affected hundreds of people in China and spread to other countries as well.
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.