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The week in photos: March 2-8, 2019

Mar 09, 2019 - 6:34 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

FESTIVAL PREPS. A Nepali sadhu (Hindu holy man) applies face paint near the Pashupatinath temple during the Hindu festival Maha Shivaratri in Kathmandu on March 4, 2019. Photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP

Give up gossip for Lent 2019, says Pope Francis

Mar 06, 2019 - 12:39 PM

'We are experts in finding the bad things in others and not seeing our own,' says Pope Francis

ASH WEDNESDAY. Catholics attend an early morning Mass at Saint Peter Parish along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon to mark the Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Travel light, Cardinal Tagle says on Ash Wednesday 2019

Mar 06, 2019 - 10:51 AM

'It is difficult to travel with heavy bags and baggages,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Ash Wednesday 2019

ASH WEDNESDAY. Catholics attend an early morning Mass at Saint Peter Parish along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City to mark the Ash Wednesday, March 06, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Where do ashes for Ash Wednesday come from?

Mar 05, 2019 - 7:01 PM

No, they don't burn random leaves or pieces of paper for Ash Wednesday

MAKING ASHES. Father Jerico Habunal, parish priest of Our Lady of the Abandoned Parish in Poblacion, Muntinlupa City, burns old Palm Sunday branches to be used during Ash Wednesday on March 6, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

On Ash Wednesday, bishop blesses land for Malabon's poor

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:45 PM

'Hindi tama na ang tao'y mabuhay na busabos na parang hayop,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David as he blesses a relocation site for 40 urban poor families in Malabon

RELOCATION SITE. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David blesses a relocation site for around 40 urban poor families in Barangay Santulan, Malabon, on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 14, 2018

Feb 14, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

#EveryWoman for Leila de Lima launch at the Senate on February 14, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ash Wednesday on Valentine's: 'Love expressed by sacrifice'

Feb 14, 2018 - 6:30 AM

'The 3 keys for Valentine's Day are the same 3 keys for the season of Lent – sacrifice, prayer, and giving,' says Archbishop Socrates Villegas

START OF LENT. Ash Wednesday, when Catholics have their foreheads marked with ashes, starts the 40-day penitential season of Lent. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

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

GENUINE CHANGE. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urges a change of heart as Catholics begin the penitential season of Lent. Photo by Eric Paul Guanlao/Archdiocese of Manila (www.rcam.org)

#PugadBaboy: Hippie No More

Mar 04, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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

ASH WEDNESDAY. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle puts ashes on the foreheads of Catholics on March 1, 2017, as they mark Ash Wednesday, the start of the penitential season of Lent. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

House to pass death penalty bill on 2nd reading on Ash Wednesday

Mar 01, 2017 - 10:16 AM

There is nothing wrong with striking out plunder under the bill since lawmakers may include the crime in future amendments to the law says Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro

APPROVAL SOON. The House terminated the debate on the death penalty measure after only 7 session days. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle hits false charity as Lent begins

Feb 10, 2016 - 3:36 PM

Charity ‘that only calls attention to oneself’ is an insult to the receiver Cardinal Tagle says on Ash Wednesday

'REPENT, BELIEVE.' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle marks foreheads with ashes on Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2016, the start of the 40-day penitential season of Lent. Photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

Tagle warns vs creeping 'culture of indifference'

Feb 18, 2015 - 5:20 PM

The Manila archbishop says the Filipino mentality of trabaho lang walang personalan for one can lead to indifference to the needs of others

'REPENT, BELIEVE.' Fr Regie Malicdem imposes ashes on Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

Tagle exempts Chinese from Ash Wednesday fasting

Feb 11, 2015 - 4:56 PM

In the Manila Archdiocese exempted Chinese Filipino and Chinese Catholics must engage in some other forms of penance on Ash Wednesday

PENITENTIAL SEASON. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle marks foreheads with ashes to start the 40-day period of Lent. File photo by Noli Yamsuan/RCAM AOC

Pope: Be 'islands of mercy' in 'sea of indifference'

Jan 28, 2015 - 11:24 AM

In his message for Lent Pope Francis warns against taking refuge in a universal love while failing to see the poor sitting before our closed doors

'WEEP FOR OTHERS.' Pope Francis hugs two children – one of them having cried before him – during a meeting with the youth at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines, on January 18, 2015. Photo by Ettore Ferrari/EPA

Don't be hypocrites, Tagle tells Catholics on Ash Wednesday

Mar 05, 2014 - 3:05 PM

At the start of the 40 day penitential season Cardinal Tagle asks Catholics to become poor for others

Tagle: It's fasting, not diet

Feb 13, 2013 - 5:53 PM

Considered a papal contender Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle reminds Catholics about the value of fasting on Ash Wednesday

Pope Benedict to hold last meet with priests

Feb 12, 2013 - 10:57 PM

As part of the transition he will also hold a special Ash Wednesday mass in St Peter s Basilica

LAST GOODBYE. A black and white photo shows Pope Benedict XVI greeting priests and bishops on May 16, 2012 in Saint-Peter's square at the end of his weekly general audience. VINCENZO PINTO, AFP PHOTO.

Tagle: Prepare for Ash Wednesday

Feb 18, 2012 - 12:09 PM

Erring priests also need Lenten repentance

ARCHBISHOP'S REMINDER. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle reminds Catholics to go to church on Ash Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Jesuit Communications