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Tagle urges Filipinos to live life of prayer, caring to achieve peace

Dec 31, 2018 - 10:22 PM

If we don't care for each other, 'we will be sowing seeds of violence,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle in his homily for the New Year's Eve mass

PRAY FERVENTLY. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle gives his homily during the New Year's Eve mass at the Manila Cathedral on December 31, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pope Francis urges clean up of plastic waste from oceans

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:57 PM

The Pope also says that access 'to safe drinkable water is a basic and universal human right' and deplored that for many it was 'difficult if not impossible'

PAPAL MESSAGE. In this file photo, Pope Francis addresses his weekly audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican on June 6, 2018. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Catholics mark day of prayer for blasphemers, murderers

Jul 16, 2018 - 1:15 PM

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.'

CBCP HEAD. Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), calls for a day of prayer and penance on July 16, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Inter-faith rally for peace, human rights set for June 12

Jun 10, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Current and former lawmakers religious leaders and advocates will lead the call for peace and respect for human rights amidst the rising tide of terrorism martial rule and impunity that threatens to rip the nation apart

'People thirst while golf courses abound in water'

Sep 02, 2015 - 7:50 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle slams a ‘throwaway culture’ that victimizes the poor as a water crisis threatens thousands of Metro Manila households

Vatican urges Philippines to help Christians in Iraq

Aug 13, 2014 - 12:34 PM

The Philippines will study the Vatican s request as Pope Francis urgently calls on the international community to protect all those affected by the violence

RELIEF FROM VIOLENCE. Iraqi Christians who fled the violence in the village of Qaraqush, about 30 kilometers east of the northern province of Nineveh, rest upon their arrival at the St. Joseph church in the Kurdish city of Arbil, in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, on August 7, 2014. Photo by Safin Hamed/AFP

Filipinos to hold Day of Prayer for Christians in Iraq

Aug 12, 2014 - 2:14 PM

Catholic bishops set the Day of Prayer on August 18 as Pope Francis is expected to pray for persecuted Christians on the same day

PERSECUTED CHRISTIAN. An Iraqi Christian woman forced to flee her home shelters in the St Joseph Church in Erbil, northern Iraq, on August 9, 2014. Photo by Mohammed Jalil/EPA

'Day of Prayer an Aquino publicity stunt'

Jan 20, 2014 - 11:25 PM

He goes on stage with religious leaders 13 years to the day Gloria Arroyo did the same Critics say Aquino has to deal with man made calamities such as the pork barrel

National Day of Prayer on Jan 20

Jan 19, 2014 - 4:47 PM

In light of incidents and natural calamities that struck the country last year the nationwide prayer will be held at 5:00 pm at the Malacañang Palace grounds and will be broadcast live on state run radio and TV

File photo by Rolex dela Pena/EPA

Manila to join day of prayer for Syria

Sep 03, 2013 - 3:28 PM

UPDATED Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle for one leads his archdiocese in the global day of prayer for Syria