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Israel bars men under 50 from Jerusalem Old City prayers

Jul 21, 2017 - 2:50 PM

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

Israel bars men under 50 from Jerusalem Old City prayers

Israel reopens sensitive holy site, but Muslims refuse to enter

Jul 16, 2017 - 9:36 PM

(UPDATED) Dozens of Muslim worshippers hold midday prayers outside the site in protest at new security measures

Israel reopens sensitive holy site, but Muslims refuse to enter

Incoming CBCP head views self as Duterte's 'friend-sinner'

Jul 10, 2017 - 9:20 PM

(UPDATED) Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles says there was 'no conflict' between the local church and Rodrigo Duterte when he was Davao City mayor

Incoming CBCP head views self as Duterte's 'friend-sinner'

Davao Archbishop Valles elected CBCP president

Jul 08, 2017 - 4:11 PM

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

Davao Archbishop Valles elected CBCP president

ARMM gov, imams hit proposed Muslim-only ID

Jul 08, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The president of the Imam Council of the Philippines says, 'Bakit po ang mga Muslim lang? Ang mga Muslim ba, 'yun lang ang extremist?'

ARMM gov, imams hit proposed Muslim-only ID

Muslim-Christian unity to build 'new Marawi' – Tagle

Jul 05, 2017 - 12:05 PM

'Kung sino man ang nagplano na hatiin ang mga Kristiyano at Muslim, mukhang inis na inis ngayon, kasi hindi nagtatagumpay lagi,' says Cardinal Tagle

Muslim-Christian unity to build 'new Marawi' – Tagle

Church should go beyond hitting killings – Tagle

Jul 04, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says Filipinos seem to 'accept' rampant killings – but 'out of despair,' not 'moral conviction'

Church should go beyond hitting killings – Tagle

Daan-daang Katoliko, sumama sa 'Walk for Life' sa Navotas

Jul 03, 2017 - 11:41 AM

Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David also presides over a Mass for victims of extrajudicial killings

Daan-daang Katoliko, sumama sa 'Walk for Life' sa Navotas

Bishop slams vigilantes as 'termites,' 'new Judases'

Jul 03, 2017 - 12:10 AM

'God knows who you are,' Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says in one of the most scathing homilies against extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

Bishop slams vigilantes as 'termites,' 'new Judases'

Duterte's 1st year an 'eye opener' for Catholic Church

Jul 02, 2017 - 9:00 AM

'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'

Duterte's 1st year an 'eye opener' for Catholic Church

Obama calls for tolerance, unity in childhood home Indonesia

Jul 01, 2017 - 11:44 PM

Obama praises the spirit of tolerance in Indonesia, saying one could see mosques, temple and churches alongside each other

Obama calls for tolerance, unity in childhood home Indonesia

WATCH: Relics of Saints Peter and Paul at Manila Cathedral

Jul 01, 2017 - 11:14 PM

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

WATCH: Relics of Saints Peter and Paul at Manila Cathedral

American Muslims decry Trump travel ban

Jul 01, 2017 - 9:09 AM

'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

American Muslims decry Trump travel ban

Catholic Church rallies behind Pell after sex charges

Jun 30, 2017 - 11:59 AM

'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

Catholic Church rallies behind Pell after sex charges

Pope backs Australian cardinal in fight against sex abuse charges

Jun 29, 2017 - 3:52 PM

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

Pope backs Australian cardinal in fight against sex abuse charges

Pope Francis injects new blood into cardinals club

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:29 AM

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

Pope Francis injects new blood into cardinals club

Cardinal Tagle marks 60th birthday, gets letter from mother

Jun 25, 2017 - 12:31 AM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle reflects on life as a pilgrimage, as he marks his 60th birthday

Cardinal Tagle marks 60th birthday, gets letter from mother

Prayers for Marawi as Muslims in PH observe Eid'l Fitr

Jun 25, 2017 - 12:23 AM

Muslims in the Philippines will observe the end of Ramadan with the Islamic City of Marawi still under siege

Prayers for Marawi as Muslims in PH observe Eid'l Fitr

CBCP guide lists websites peddling fake news

Jun 24, 2017 - 4:00 PM

A guide issued by the CBCP tags at least 29 websites for 'carrying fake or unverified contents'

CBCP guide lists websites peddling fake news

'Understanding of history' can correct anti-Muslim biases – envoy

Jun 10, 2017 - 10:15 PM

British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad clarifies that 'there is no interfaith conflict' in the Philippines

'Understanding of history' can correct anti-Muslim biases – envoy

WATCH: Marian image in San Mateo crowned by papal mandate

Jun 05, 2017 - 12:05 AM

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

WATCH: Marian image in San Mateo crowned by papal mandate

Cardinal Tagle: 'What has happened to humanity?'

Jun 04, 2017 - 11:00 PM

Cardinal Tagle cites the Marawi clashes and the Resorts World Manila attack as examples of a 'modern' world that 'throws away' its values

Cardinal Tagle: 'What has happened to humanity?'

Cardinal Quevedo slams terrorism as 'demonic ideology'

May 31, 2017 - 6:49 PM

'The true believers in Islam have condemned this ideology,' Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo says, as clashes continue in Marawi City

Cardinal Quevedo slams terrorism as 'demonic ideology'

Mindanao bishops declare 'martial law must be temporary'

May 26, 2017 - 7:52 PM

'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

Mindanao bishops declare 'martial law must be temporary'

Ahead of Ramadan, Marawi residents pray for lasting peace

May 26, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Muslims who have decided to stay put in Marawi City will observe Ramadan amid gunfire and explosions

Ahead of Ramadan, Marawi residents pray for lasting peace

Indonesian police crush alcohol, burn drugs before Ramadan

May 24, 2017 - 7:00 PM

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.

Indonesian police crush alcohol, burn drugs before Ramadan

Pope greeted by thousands on Fatima pilgrimage

May 13, 2017 - 10:48 AM

'I implore for concord among all people,' Pope Francis says

Pope greeted by thousands on Fatima pilgrimage

Backlash after Ahok verdict: Calls to repeal blasphemy law revived

May 10, 2017 - 6:23 PM

'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.'

Backlash after Ahok verdict: Calls to repeal blasphemy law revived

Pope Francis to make pilgrimage to Fatima for child saints-to-be

May 10, 2017 - 2:24 PM

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

Pope Francis to make pilgrimage to Fatima for child saints-to-be

In Indonesia, female Muslim clerics discuss polygamy, the hijab, and gender equality

Apr 28, 2017 - 12:15 AM

Indonesia's first congress of female clerics or ulama was held in Cirebon, West Java, with attendees discussing several controversial topics.

In Indonesia, female Muslim clerics discuss polygamy, the hijab, and gender equality

Pope to make Fatima child shepherds saints

Apr 20, 2017 - 5:01 PM

(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

Pope to make Fatima child shepherds saints

PH deserves salvation from drugs, crime, Duterte tells Filipinos on Easter

Apr 16, 2017 - 7:48 AM

'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

PH deserves salvation from drugs, crime, Duterte tells Filipinos on Easter

IN VIDEOS: Holy Week 2017

Apr 15, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Watch how Filipinos observe Holy Week

IN VIDEOS: Holy Week 2017

Egypt Copts ready for Easter mass despite attacks

Apr 15, 2017 - 12:13 PM

The faithful will spend a large part of Easter eve going through arduous security checks outside places of worship

Egypt Copts ready for Easter mass despite attacks

Life and hope in a time of death

Apr 13, 2017 - 12:00 PM

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?

Life and hope in a time of death

WATCH: Palm Sunday in the Philippines

Apr 09, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Filipinos flock to churches nationwide in keeping with the Lenten tradition

WATCH: Palm Sunday in the Philippines

Can masses be held inside courts? SC says yes

Apr 09, 2017 - 9:28 AM

The High Court decided that holding a Mass inside court premises does not amount to a union of Church and State

Can masses be held inside courts? SC says yes

Rappler's Virtual Visita Iglesia, in 360 degrees

Apr 09, 2017 - 6:00 AM

Presented via 360-degree video on YouTube, the Virtual Visita Iglesia brings us to 14 different churches across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao

Rappler's Virtual Visita Iglesia, in 360 degrees

Half a believer

Apr 06, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Some scientific adventures on the subject of morality and belief

Half a believer

Tagle to wash feet of ex-drug addicts, police

Apr 01, 2017 - 7:12 PM

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

Tagle to wash feet of ex-drug addicts, police

Canada lawmakers pass anti-Islamophobia motion

Mar 24, 2017 - 3:41 PM

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'

Canada lawmakers pass anti-Islamophobia motion

Cardinal Tagle slams drug trade, launches rehab

Mar 18, 2017 - 11:45 PM

Selling drugs is killing people, Cardinal Tagle says, as he launches another Catholic-run drug rehabilitation program

Cardinal Tagle slams drug trade, launches rehab

Austrian bishops slam human rights abuses in PH

Mar 18, 2017 - 11:18 AM

This is the first non-Filipino Catholic bishops' conference to speak out against human rights abuses in Duterte-led Philippines

Austrian bishops slam human rights abuses in PH

TRANSCRIPT: Cardinal Tagle on the start of Lent

Mar 04, 2017 - 2:34 PM

'Kapag walang masyadong nangyayaring pagbabago sa lipunan, ang isa nating dapat tingnan ay ang loob'

TRANSCRIPT: Cardinal Tagle on the start of Lent

Cardinal Tagle on Ash Wednesday: Change begins within

Mar 01, 2017 - 12:35 PM

'Ang pinakamahalaga natin siguro na kontribusyon sa bayan at sa mundo ngayon ay ang pagbabagong-loob,' Cardinal Tagle says on Ash Wednesday

Cardinal Tagle on Ash Wednesday: Change begins within

Cardinal Tagle to parishes: Hold People Power activities

Feb 24, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle makes this unprecedented move as the Duterte administration chooses to hold a low-key celebration of People Power this year

Cardinal Tagle to parishes: Hold People Power activities

At least 11 U.S. Jewish centers get bomb threats

Feb 21, 2017 - 4:38 PM

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

At least 11 U.S. Jewish centers get bomb threats

'Let us not be intimidated,' bishop says at Walk for Life

Feb 20, 2017 - 1:05 AM

'When we are bullied because of trolls in cyberspace, let us continue to use Facebook responsibly,' says Bishop Valentin Dimoc of Bontoc-Lagawe

'Let us not be intimidated,' bishop says at Walk for Life

Bishop Pabillo: Trolls can't defeat us if we all speak

Feb 19, 2017 - 8:15 PM

(UPDATED) 'Magsalita kayo sa Facebook 'nyo,' says Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo at the Walk for Life against killings in the Philippines

Bishop Pabillo: Trolls can't defeat us if we all speak

Politicians push for stricter Islamic law in Malaysia

Feb 19, 2017 - 11:29 AM

Push to allow Islamic courts to impose more severe punishments fuels fears of growing division in multi-ethnic nation

Politicians push for stricter Islamic law in Malaysia