There are priests who support these killings or turn a blind eye. They think it is acceptable for the common good.
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines and CBN Asia, producer of 'The 700 Club Asia,' call for donations for those hit by Typhoon Ompong
The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints prays 'for the safety and well-being of the Philippines' as it is battered by Typhoon Ompong
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle mobilizes the disaster response arm of his archdiocese to assist Filipinos who will be affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)
Around 70 officials stormed into the Zion Church – housed on the third floor of a nondescript office building in the north of the capital – after its Sunday afternoon service, says church pastor Jin Mingri
He also warns newly-ordained bishops against succumbing to apathy or mediocrity
All 8 Catholic dioceses have either been or are in the process of being subpoenaed by New York's state attorney general
The scandals that rock the Church are not just about sexual abuse or misconduct, but also the self-serving way leadership is exercised
'Many bishops failed to listen, failed to believe, and failed to act,' says Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge
Pope Francis also demands 'firm and decisive' measures to find truth and justice for the victims
(UPDATED) Pope Francis is in Ireland to close the 2018 World Meeting of Families
Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson remembers his dear friend known as the 'Queen of Soul' at the New Bethel Baptist Church, where her father preached
'Those who have suffered are his priority, and the Church wants to listen to them to root out this tragic horror that destroys the lives of the innocent,' the Vatican says in a statement
President Rodrigo Duterte hits the Catholic Church and the European Union again in a speech at Malacañang
Magistrate Robert Stone has decided Philip Wilson will not need to spend time behind bars, with his age and prior good record taken into account
'Nobody knows where it is, but when you find it, it's amazing. Vilnius, the G-spot of Europe,' says the advertisement
(UPDATED) The update to the Catechism text also says the Church will 'work with determination' for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide
The petition includes 3 requests for help in criminal cases of 9 members of the church
Conflict between Ukraine and Russia has exacerbated tensions between the two churches, with Ukranian Patriarch Filaret once saying Putin was 'possessed by Satan'
Theodore McCarrick is one of the most prominent American cardinals active on the international stage. The charges make him one of the most high-profile Catholic leaders to face abuse claims.
The cases relate to incidents dating back as far as 1960 and involving 266 victims, including 178 children and adolescents
'The nation is now in sickbed and our people are in distress,' says the Council of Bishops of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines or UCCP
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says it is painful when the Philippines is criticized abroad, but he finds hope in the ordinary Filipino
The Catholic Church is holding days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving from July 17 to 19 to atone for the sins of blasphemers, liars, and murderers in the Philippines
Catholics can observe this day of prayer and penance anywhere, says Bishop Pablo Virgilio David. He says prayers can also be offered for 'advocates of fake news.'
Washing his feet will symbolically send a powerful image of subservience rather than prophetic witness, and will be used to coopt your credibility and cause confusion and division within the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches
(UPDATED) Government critics fear a crackdown on foreign missionaries as President Rodrigo Duterte detests foreigners who speak out against his administration
Prosecutor Emiliano Arias says the alleged abuse by Oscar Munoz, 56, took place from 2002 in the capital Santiago and the southern city of Rancagua
But the apology is qualified with the President saying he is sorry if the God he wronged is 'the same God' as his
Referring to millions of Filipinos who voted for him, President Rodrigo Duterte claims, 'Sila ang Diyos ko'
The President doesn't want criticism of his administration to come from priests, citing the separation of Church and state. He has previously used the presidential podium to comment on religious belief.
President Rodrigo Duterte agrees to a 'moratorium on statements about the Church' after meeting with CBCP president Archbishop Romulo Valles, says Malacañang
The proposed dialogue will only be fruitful if it convinces President Rodrigo Duterte to stop killings and respect human rights, says Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon
President Rodrigo Duterte says every Filipino is entitled to criticize him 'as a matter of right,' but not foreigners, 'however holy' they are
Methodist missionary Tawanda Chandiwana of Zimbabwe leaves the Philippines after the Bureau of Immigration accused him of joining political activities
American Methodist missionary Adam Thomas Shaw is one of 3 foreign missionaries ordered by the Philippine government to leave for allegedly engaging in political activities
The Bureau of Immigration says Methodist missionaries Tawanda Chandiwana, Adam Thomas Shaw, and Miracle Osman engaged in 'political activities,' like Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox
In sentencing, Newcastle Local Court magistrate Robert Stone says 'there is no remorse or contrition showed by the offender' Archbishop Philip Wilson
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Over the weekend, Rappler receives nearly 30 reports about fake news on the Catholic Church. The fake news items spare no one, from Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to Pope Francis himself.
Nakalulungkot na nalantad kayo sa pagmumura, pagbabanta, at panghihiya ng Pangulo ng ating bansa. Piliin ninyong mahalin pa rin siya, ngunit manatili sa katotohanan ng ating pananampalataya.
Malacañang also claims that Church leaders are only criticizing the President because 'their candidate' lost in the 2016 elections. But criticism from Church leaders began when Duterte cursed Pope Francis, months before he topped presidential surveys.
Hindi hinubog sa imahe ng kanyang ‘sensible God’ si Rodrigo Duterte
God did not give us Duterte to be our President. The 16 million voters chose him to be President and he is now President. But God can write straight with crooked lines. Even from something bad, good can come out.
Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles calls for 'a peaceful and charitable spirit' after their long-time mayor, President Rodrigo Duterte, called God stupid
Join us as we make sense of these stories: The rising number of homicide cases under Duterte, the new crackdown on 'tambays,' Duterte's threats vs the Catholic Church, stories of survivors of sexual violence against children, and the President's second year in office
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque calls Boy Saycon a 'bagito' in government who should be given a 'thorough briefing on how we go about releasing information to the public'
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines slams the 'brazen exercise of power against one's religion.' The Philippines for Jesus Movement says, 'Mr President, you are no simple citizen.'
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'President Duterte has crossed the line!' says Bishop Daniel Balais, national chairman of the Christian group Intercessors for the Philippines