President Benigno Aquino III announces the creation of a council that would help the public understand the Bangsamoro Basic Law
Will Pope Francis ever witness the great divide between the country’s rich and poor?
Peasants, urban poor representatives, and families of political prisoners from Southern Tagalog gather at the Liwasang Bonifacio for a pilgrimage for social justice and peace, hopeful that Pope Francis will hear their plight
Inmates at the Tarlac provincial jail welcome Pope Francis ahead of his scheduled visit with an original song, a dramatization of criminal rehabilitation, and a prayer to speed up the resolution of their cases
Luneta vendors feel that the government's decision to evict them as part of security preparations for the papal visit is anti-poor, and therefore, anti-pope
It's crucial to remember the 3 faces of Francis – the Pope of Quotes, the Pope of Images, and the Pope of Surprises
Cardinal Tagle also 'turned a lot of hits' in the conclave that elected Pope Francis, says veteran Vatican analyst John Allen Jr
Pope Francis chooses a ring designed decades ago, rather than one created specifically for him
World leaders hail the election of Argentine cardinal Jorge Bergoglio to the papacy. But it also raises questions about the new Pope's role in Argentina's 'Dirty War.'
Shunning VIP treatment, Pope Francis shocks a porter who took his personal phone call
A sex abuse victim in the U.S. urges Pope Francis to defrock a cardinal who took part in the papal conclave
In an unscripted 7-minute homily, Pope Francis uses metaphors like a 'pitiful' NGO and children building sandcastles
Pope Francis begins his papacy in the face of controversies like Vatileaks. What challenges await him?
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle meets Pope Francis for the first time since the latter's election as pope
#TalkThursday talks to Fr Joe Quilongquilong SJ, the Rector of the Loyola House of Studies
Francis' election was a powerful signal to the region with the world's largest Catholic population that has demanded its rightful place in the Church
'The President, along with the Filipino people, joins all the Catholic faithful as they receive their new leader and meet his proclamation with a sense of boundless promise'
World leaders and Catholics hailed the election of Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina as the first Latin American pope, urging him to work for religious reconciliation and peace
What happened from the time Benedict XVI resigned until the election of Pope Francis?
Netizens weigh in on how the Catholic Church will behave under newly-elected Pope Francis I's leadership.
(4th UPDATE) Known to live a simple life, Argentina's Jose Mario Bergoglio is the first South American pope in history
(3rd UPDATE) The new leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics is expected to deliver a speech in an hour
Rappler talked to Vatican City locals Irene Conti and Alessandro Sottilaro and asked what kind of Pope they hope will be elected.
A day after the conclave began, spinoff characters @SistineSeagull and @ConclaveChimney argue on Twitter
Habemus Papam, Franciscus. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is the new pope of the Catholic Church.
To relieve tension, Vatican says cardinals can smoke or enjoy a glass of wine during conclave breaks
While Catholics believe it is divinely inspired, factors like politics and gossip also shape the conclave
US group SNAP urges Vatican to exclude over a dozen cardinals from the conclave over accusations of abuse
As observers place their bets on who will be next pope, the mother of Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn would rather prefer that he doesn't get the position
Black smoke on conclave day 2 signals no new pope, Erap, Lim trade insults once again, North Korea ends 60 year armistice with South Korea.
Black smoke emerges from the Sistine Chapel, indicating that cardinals have failed to elect the 266th leader of the Catholic Church
Catholics gather from the early morning in St Peter's Square for the first full day of a conclave to elect a pope
The famous smoke from a chimney is not created just by burning used ballots, the Vatican says
(UPDATED) The 115 cardinal electors fail to elect a pope after the first round of voting in the historic conclave
Cardinals pray for unity and pledged allegiance to whoever will be the next pope at a grandiose Mass in St Peter's Basilica ahead of a historic conclave
Cardinals in Vatican for conclave, 1,500 Filipinos arrive from Sabah, North Korea threatens to "wipe out" a South Korean island
What happens during the secretive conclave that elects the 266th Catholic pontiff?
Social media users weigh in on the qualities they are looking for in the next leader of the Catholic Church.
The 115 cardinal electors who pick the next leader of 1.2 billion Catholics in a conclave in the Sistine Chapel will live inside the Vatican walls completely cut off from the outside world until they have made their choice
Not only does Asia have just 9 representatives among the cardinals eligible to vote, but few move in the inner circles of the Vatican, or have held positions within its apparatus
'It is the final sign of what the cardinals may be thinking before they head off to vote'
A secret ballot, the threat of excommunication, and the iconic white smoke, among others, characterize the 700-year-old tradition to happen March 12
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Here are Rappler's tips for setting up your own personal conclave information feed
Parishioners picked their papal favorites 2 days before the conclave
Sri Lanka's Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith may have an edge over the other asian contenders to be the next Pope.
If there is an election in a first round of voting, the ballots are burnt immediately to produce the famous white smoke, which could happen at 9:30 a.m. or 10 a.m. on March 12
If cardinals voted on the basis of social media 'likes' alone, Manila's Luis Antonio Tagle could become pope