Papal visit logo reflects solidarity with victims of recent PHL calamities

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Pope Francis giving the Philippines a merciful and compassionate embrace is the theme of the official logo of the Holy Father’s upcoming visit to the country in January. The logo features arms around a yellow circle representing the Philippines, the...

INC’s 100th anniversary draws 2 million faithfuls

BOCAUE (AFP) – As many as two million people gathered in the Philippine capital on Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of a powerful homegrown church, showcasing the conservative group’s discipline and influence. Some of the faithful waited overnight in the pouring Manila rain...

Lent is a time for self-reflection

The period of Cuaresma or Mahal na Araw is a great time of the year where Filipinos join Christians throughout the world in preparing believers through prayer, penance and self-denial in a solemn commemoration of the most tragic event in religious history. The forty-day period...

Pope says Internet ‘gift from God’

VATICAN CITY, January 23, 2014 (AFP) – Pope Francis described the Internet on Thursday as “a gift from God” and called on Catholics to “boldly become citizens of the digital world”. “The internet… offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something...