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Fr Chito Soganub on Red Wednesday: Persecution strengthens us

Nov 29, 2018 - 10:56 AM

'Even if we are persecuted, we do not lose hope. We do not lose faith,' says Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub, the priest once held hostage by terrorists in Marawi City

RED WEDNESDAY. Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub leads prayers outside the Manila Cathedral, lit up in red on November 28, 2018, as Catholics mark Red Wednesday for persecuted Christians worldwide. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler     TIMES OF TRIAL. Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub urges Catholics not to lose hope in times of persecution, as the faithful mark Red Wednesday for persecuted Christians on November 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bishops visit Marawi church before demolition

Apr 16, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Saint Mary's Cathedral in Marawi was desecrated by local terrorist groups at the height of the siege in 2017

Photos courtesy of DUYOG MARAWI

The week in photos: March 24-30, 2018

Mar 31, 2018 - 4:44 PM

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

Catholic faithful carry the image of the "Jesus of the Great Power" during a procession on Holy Week, at La Merced church in Granada, some 48 kilometres from Managua, on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / INTI OCON

LOOK: Cardinal Tagle washes feet of Chito Soganub, Demafelis parents

Mar 29, 2018 - 8:18 PM

The 12 chosen migrants, refugees, and displaced peoples cry as Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle wash their feet on Maundy Thursday 2018

WASHING OF THE FEET. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle washes the feet of rescued Marawi priest Father Chito Soganub on Holy Thursday. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle to wash feet of Chito Soganub, Demafelis parents

Mar 27, 2018 - 12:05 PM

The Marawi priest rescued from the Maute Group, and the parents of Joanna Demafelis – the OFW found dead in a freezer in Kuwait – will join the Washing of the Feet ritual led by Cardinal Tagle on Holy Thursday

HOLY THURSDAY. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle performs the traditional Washing of the Feet ritual at the Manila Cathedral on Holy Thursday 2017. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Marawi priest Chito Soganub says captivity a ‘test of faith’

Mar 23, 2018 - 3:38 PM

The Catholic priest held hostage by the terrorist Maute Group for 116 days opens up during the launch of an initiative to help rebuild Marawi

TEST OF FAITH. Marawi priest Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub says in a press conference on March 23, 2018, that his life in captivity tested his 'spiritual sanity.' Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Maute child warriors are fiercest fighters, says former hostage

Sep 26, 2017 - 2:48 PM

Former Maute hostage Lordvin Acopio says it was obvious the children have been brainwashed to join the local terror groups linked with the international terrorist network Islamic State

The week in photos: September 16-22, 2017

Sep 23, 2017 - 4:12 PM

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

BULLSEYE. Children play around a protest banner during an anti-government rally in Luneta on September 21, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Rescued Marawi priest Father Chito wants to hold mass

Sep 22, 2017 - 4:28 PM

Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub asked for a Bible and a rosary, among his first requests, according to the military that is still keeping custody of the priest

FROM MARAWI TO MANILA. Father Teresito Soganub is flow to Manila two days after his rescue. Photo courtesy of Zia Alonto Adiong

Marawi priest Chito Soganub speaks of 'one God' for Christians, Muslims

Sep 19, 2017 - 7:35 PM

On a plane to Manila, Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub shares his views on the similarities between Christians and Muslims

COMMONALITIES. Father Teresito Soganub speaks about his faith. Screenshot of a sourced video

About 50 Marawi hostages remain in 10-hectare battle area

Sep 19, 2017 - 7:30 AM

'Hindi na 'to magtatagal, madali na 'to,' Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año says

RUINS. Buildings are left hollowed and holed in Marawi. Rappler file photo

Ombudsman, Horacio Castillo, Soganub | Evening wRap

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:11 PM

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Marawi priest Chito Soganub jokes: 'I am physically strong and handsome'

Sep 18, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Despite being held captive for more than a hundred days in Marawi City, Fr Teresito 'Chito' Soganub is still able to crack a joke as he faces the media

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Imelda Marcos, Soganub, U.S. Embassy in Cuba | Midday wRap

Sep 18, 2017 - 12:17 PM

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Marawi priest Chito Soganub rescued from Maute

Sep 17, 2017 - 8:14 AM

(4th UPDATE) Marawi priest Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub is rescued along with another hostage near Bato Mosque, one of 3 enemy strongholds that fell into government control over the past days

Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub is flown to Manila two days after his rescue. Photo of Father Chito

Troops push to rescue Marawi hostages in 'last lap' operations

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:22 AM

Father Chito and the rest are still being kept as hostages and utilized as human shields inside the main battle area Part of our priorities is the safe rescue of Father Chito says Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año

HOSTAGED. Catholic priest Father Teresito 'Chito' Suganob was taken on May 23, the day clashes erupted in Marawi City

Duterte, Soganub, Harry Potter | Evening wRap

Jun 26, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Abducted priest seen alive as Mautes hold out in Marawi

Jun 26, 2017 - 3:59 PM

Father Teresito Chito Soganub a Catholic priest assigned to Marawi was seen alive in a part of the city still in the hands of the Maute Group the military says

STILL ALIVE. Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub has been one of the hostages by local terrorists in Marawi City since May 23. File photo by PIA Lanao del Sur on Facebook

Chito Soganub: Hostage-priest in Marawi often mistaken for a Muslim

Jun 09, 2017 - 3:52 PM

(UPDATED) The priest rescued from terrorists in Marawi City, Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub, is loved by both Christians and Muslims as he works for peace

EVERYONE'S FRIEND. Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub has been one of the hostages by local terrorists in Marawi City since May 23. File photo by PIA Lanao del Sur on Facebook

Propaganda shows Marawi priest echoing kidnappers' demand

May 30, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Do not be happy Mr President that we are the collateral damage of war Father Teresito Soganub says in a propaganda video after he was kidnapped in Marawi City

Marawi bishop in 'frustrating' wait for updates on hostages

May 28, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Frustrating sa amin na maghihintay ka ng wala the bishop says as the military has not updated him about a kidnapped priest and at least 12 companions

'FRUSTRATING WAIT.' Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña says he cannot reach the military for updates on his kidnapped right-hand man and at least 12 companions. File photo from www.msp.org