The rare measure comes after Israeli ministers decided not to order the removal of metal detectors erected at entrances to the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound
(UPDATED) Dozens of Muslim worshippers hold midday prayers outside the site in protest at new security measures
(UPDATED) Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles says there was 'no conflict' between the local church and Rodrigo Duterte when he was Davao City mayor
The Davao archbishop is set to lead the CBCP as his friend – President Rodrigo Duterte – pursues a bloody war on drugs that has alarmed Catholic bishops
The president of the Imam Council of the Philippines says, 'Bakit po ang mga Muslim lang? Ang mga Muslim ba, 'yun lang ang extremist?'
'Kung sino man ang nagplano na hatiin ang mga Kristiyano at Muslim, mukhang inis na inis ngayon, kasi hindi nagtatagumpay lagi,' says Cardinal Tagle
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says Filipinos seem to 'accept' rampant killings – but 'out of despair,' not 'moral conviction'
Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David also presides over a Mass for victims of extrajudicial killings
'God knows who you are,' Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says in one of the most scathing homilies against extrajudicial killings in the Philippines
'It appears that our pastoral education for people has not been enough. That's why, for them, it seems okay to kill to eliminate the problem of illegal drugs'
Obama praises the spirit of tolerance in Indonesia, saying one could see mosques, temple and churches alongside each other
Here is Rappler's 360-degree video of the veneration of the relics of Saints Peter and Paul at the Manila Cathedral during the celebration of Pope's Day
'His statements and his rhetoric have caused a great amount of harm to the American Muslim community,' says Azhar Azeez, president of the Islamic Society of North America
'The George Pell I know is a man of integrity in his dealings with others, a man of faith and high ideals, a thoroughly decent man,' says Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher
Cardinal George Pell says he has been a victim of 'relentless character assassination' and vows to clear his name and return to work in Rome
Four of the 5 new cardinals come from countries that have never had a cardinal before: El Salvador, Laos, Mali and Sweden; the fifth is from Spain
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle reflects on life as a pilgrimage, as he marks his 60th birthday
Muslims in the Philippines will observe the end of Ramadan with the Islamic City of Marawi still under siege
A guide issued by the CBCP tags at least 29 websites for 'carrying fake or unverified contents'
British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad clarifies that 'there is no interfaith conflict' in the Philippines
Here is Rappler's 360-degree video of the canonical coronation held during a Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Aranzazu in San Mateo
Cardinal Tagle cites the Marawi clashes and the Resorts World Manila attack as examples of a 'modern' world that 'throws away' its values
'The true believers in Islam have condemned this ideology,' Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo says, as clashes continue in Marawi City
'We shall condemn any abuse of martial law and as in the past will condemn it outright if it goes in the way of evil,' the Catholic bishops of Mindanao say
Muslims who have decided to stay put in Marawi City will observe Ramadan amid gunfire and explosions
Islam's holiest month is due to begin this weekend, with observant Muslims across the world abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking and sex between sunrise and sunset.
'I implore for concord among all people,' Pope Francis says
'Laws that criminalize blasphemy when applied in a discriminatory manner can have a serious inhibiting effect on freedom of expression and on freedom of religion or belief.'
Some 400,000 pilgrims from around the world will welcome the Argentine pontiff on the giant esplanade that faces the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal
Indonesia's first congress of female clerics or ulama was held in Cirebon, West Java, with attendees discussing several controversial topics.
(UPDATED) The canonization of Jacinta and Francisco Marto will take place during the Argentine pontiff's visit to one of Catholicism's major pilgrimage sites
'Let the promise of Easter be our guide as we build a progressive, inclusive and independent nation,' the President tells Filipinos in his Easter Sunday message
The faithful will spend a large part of Easter eve going through arduous security checks outside places of worship
More than ever we need to ask ourselves: Why do we do any of these things (mass, services, prayers, etc.) for Holy Week at all? Is it possible we’ve forgotten why?
Filipinos flock to churches nationwide in keeping with the Lenten tradition
The High Court decided that holding a Mass inside court premises does not amount to a union of Church and State
Presented via 360-degree video on YouTube, the Virtual Visita Iglesia brings us to 14 different churches across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao
Relatives of victims of extrajudicial killings will also join the annual 'Washing of the Feet' ritual to be led by Cardinal Tagle on Holy Thursday
The motion asks the government to 'recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear' and 'condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination'
Selling drugs is killing people, Cardinal Tagle says, as he launches another Catholic-run drug rehabilitation program
This is the first non-Filipino Catholic bishops' conference to speak out against human rights abuses in Duterte-led Philippines
'Kapag walang masyadong nangyayaring pagbabago sa lipunan, ang isa nating dapat tingnan ay ang loob'
'Ang pinakamahalaga natin siguro na kontribusyon sa bayan at sa mundo ngayon ay ang pagbabagong-loob,' Cardinal Tagle says on Ash Wednesday
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle makes this unprecedented move as the Duterte administration chooses to hold a low-key celebration of People Power this year
The latest phoned-in threats, at 11 separate sites, bring to 69 the total number of such incidents – at 54 Jewish community centers in 27 US states and one Canadian province
'When we are bullied because of trolls in cyberspace, let us continue to use Facebook responsibly,' says Bishop Valentin Dimoc of Bontoc-Lagawe
(UPDATED) 'Magsalita kayo sa Facebook 'nyo,' says Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo at the Walk for Life against killings in the Philippines
Push to allow Islamic courts to impose more severe punishments fuels fears of growing division in multi-ethnic nation