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Pope Francis after IEC: Reject corruption, injustice

Feb 01, 2016 - 7:40 PM

Closing the International Eucharistic Congress Pope Francis says the Mass is also a summons to go forth as missionaries

PAPAL MESSAGE. Pope Francis sends a video message for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress held in Cebu City. Screen grab from RTVM

WHO on Zika outbreak, 51st IEC, SAG awards 2016 | 12PM wRap

Feb 01, 2016 - 12:48 PM

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Pope's envoy at IEC: 'Church should return to youth'

Jan 31, 2016 - 8:41 PM

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo adds The death of the family is the death of humanity

LIVE: Day 8 of International Eucharistic Congress, Cebu City

Jan 31, 2016 - 8:00 AM

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IEC 2016: 5,000 take 1st communion in special Mass

Jan 30, 2016 - 7:00 PM

UPDATED About 500 of the 5 000 who receive their first communion are street children

1ST COMMUNION. At the International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu, thousands of students and street children get to receive their First Communion. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

Pope's envoy to Cebu youth: 'You can become president, doctors'

Jan 30, 2016 - 6:31 PM

Don’t blame yourself don’t blame your parents don’t blame your situation says Yangon Archbishop Charles Maung Bo to the less fortunate

Thousands join IEC procession

Jan 30, 2016 - 3:02 PM

The concluding mass of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress will be held at the South Road Properties on Sunday in Cebu City rain or shine

PILGRIMS. Thousands join a procession held at the sidelines of the International Eucharistic Congress n Cebu City on January 29, 2016. Photo courtesy of Johann Mangussad/ 51st International Eucharist Congress' Facebook page

CBCP head at IEC: Forgive us, your lost shepherds

Jan 30, 2016 - 9:13 AM

Forgive us for our long homilies and rushed liturgies Archbishop Socrates Villegas says in a litany of sins at the International Eucharistic Congress

'FORGIVE US.' Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, asks forgiveness for the sins of priests. Screen grab from RTVM

WATCH: Day 7 of International Eucharistic Congress, Cebu City

Jan 30, 2016 - 8:00 AM

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WATCH: Day 6 of International Eucharistic Congress, Cebu City

Jan 29, 2016 - 8:43 AM

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Cardinal Quevedo on BBL: 'Peace on the altar of politics'

Jan 28, 2016 - 8:51 PM

Speaking to Rappler the first cardinal from Mindanao also hits the reopened Mamasapano probe as purely political

MINDANAO'S 1ST CARDINAL. Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, then secretary-general of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, gestures as he speaks during a press briefing at the Pope Pius XII Catholic Center in Manila on Aug 15, 2009. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

‘Restore family meals,’ Cardinal Tagle says at IEC

Jan 28, 2016 - 5:16 PM

In his speech at the International Eucharistic Congress Cardinal Tagle says: ’We don’t only share food We share life ’

CHARISMATIC PREACHER. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urges Catholics at the 51st International Eucharistic Congress to 'restore family meals.' Photo by Alexander A. Juni

Tagle hits bishops, parents, politicians over 'throwaways'

Jan 28, 2016 - 1:57 PM

At the International Eucharistic Congress Cardinal Tagle also urges husbands wives teachers and priests to share ‘gifts not just leftovers

'THROWAWAY CULTURE.' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leaves no stone unturned as he hits the 'throwaway culture' in all sectors of society. Screen grab from RTVM

WATCH: Day 5 of International Eucharistic Congress, Cebu City

Jan 28, 2016 - 8:00 AM

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IEC 2016: Vatican official warns vs 'electronic sweatshops'

Jan 27, 2016 - 4:56 PM

Cardinal Peter Turkson the top Vatican official on social justice issues stresses the value of rest in a world that is busy 24 7

TOP VATICAN OFFICIAL. Cardinal Peter Turkson holds a copy of Pope Francis' encyclical, 'Laudato Si,' during its official presentation in Vatican City on June 18, 2015. Photo by Alessandro di Meo/EPA

WATCH: Day 4 of International Eucharistic Congress, Cebu City

Jan 27, 2016 - 10:16 AM

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Papal envoy to Cebu dancing inmates: 'Jesus was a prisoner'

Jan 27, 2016 - 7:43 AM

The inmates say they were moved to tears and overwhelmed as Archbishop Charles Maung Bo spoke to them after their two dance numbers

DANCING INMATES. Filipino inmates perform during the visit of Burmese Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, at a prison facility in Cebu City, Philippines, January 26, 2016. Photo by Jay Rommel Labra/EPA

Ex-Dominican head on LGBTs: ‘Everybody’s on their journey’

Jan 26, 2016 - 8:23 PM

Asking gays ‘what they’re doing in bed’ is none of his business Father Timothy Radcliffe says on the sidelines of the International Eucharistic Congress

'Spiritual disaster' as '70% of US Catholics' avoid Mass

Jan 26, 2016 - 5:54 PM

Filipinos in the US can help avert this spiritual disaster Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron says at the International Eucharistic Congress

'SPIRITUAL DISASTER.' Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron says 70% of US Catholics 'stay away' from the Mass. Photo courtesy of IEC Special Coverage Facebook Page

Camotes Island nun, teachers to bring IEC lessons to youth

Jan 26, 2016 - 11:15 AM

UPDATED Sister Maria Lenora Avadilla and 3 teachers from Tudela town in the Camotes Islands join thousands of other delegates at the International Eucharistic Congress

WATCH: Day 3 of International Eucharistic Congress, Cebu City

Jan 26, 2016 - 8:30 AM

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‘Boring’ Mass? Adapt it to Filipino culture, priests say

Jan 25, 2016 - 8:17 PM

This problem demands a lot of soul searching Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara tells Rappler at the International Eucharistic Congress

GLOBAL CONGRESS. Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Myanmar (1st from left) leads the opening Mass for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu City that began on January 24, 2016. Photo by Jay Rommel Labra/EPA

IEC 2016: Pope's envoy to visit Cebu dancing inmates

Jan 25, 2016 - 4:23 PM

This comes as inmates release a special dance video for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu City

Papal legate Myanmar Cardinal Charles Maung Bo celebrates the opening mass of the 2016 International Eucharistic Congress. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Pope's envoy at IEC wants 'World War 3' vs poverty

Jan 25, 2016 - 8:10 AM

Myanmar s Cardinal Bo hits ‘the cruelty of dogs getting fed with sumptuous organic food while poor children scamper for crumbs from the table’

POPE'S ENVOY. Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, archbishop of Yangon, represents Pope Francis at the 51st International Eucharistic Congress hosted by the Philippines. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

LIVE: Day 2 of International Eucharistic Congress, Cebu City

Jan 24, 2016 - 10:41 PM

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Binay takes communion from Pope's envoy at IEC

Jan 24, 2016 - 7:23 PM

This comes as the local church said the International Eucharistic Congress will not become a platform for politics

PILGRIM, POLITICIAN. Vice President Jejomar Binay goes down the stage after receiving communion from the Pope's representative, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, during the International Eucharistic Congress opening Mass in Cebu City on January 24, 2015. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Pope's envoy at IEC 2016 hits death penalty, abortion

Jan 24, 2016 - 6:53 PM

Cardinal Bo of Myanmar rejects the culture of death as he opens the 51st International Eucharistic Congress

WATCH: Day 1 of International Eucharistic Congress, Cebu City

Jan 24, 2016 - 3:00 PM

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IEC 2016: Terrorism, climate change seen on agenda

Jan 24, 2016 - 2:11 PM

There are many social ills in relation to the Eucharist the president of the Catholic Media Network tells Rappler as the International Eucharistic Congress begins in Cebu City

A nun poses for the camera in front of a huge logo of the IEC at the pavilion in Cebu City, January 23, 2016. Mark Saludes/Rappler

PNP to Cebuanos: Help protect IEC visitors

Jan 24, 2016 - 12:14 PM

About 6 000 police officers and 2 000 personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines are deployed to protect participants of the International Eucharistic Congress

WELCOME TO CEBU. Delegates of the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) are pictured at the San Carlos Seminary grounds, January 23, 2016. Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

Pope’s envoy in Cebu for Int'l Eucharistic Congress

Jan 24, 2016 - 10:51 AM

Expect another one week retreat a bishop says comparing the International Eucharistic Congress to the Pope s trip to the Philippines in 2015

PAPAL LEGATE. Cardinal Charles Maung Bo arrives in the Philippines on January 24, 2016, to open the 51st International Eucharistic Congress. Photo courtesy of RTVM

The Santo Niño, IEC and Cebuano faith

Jan 24, 2016 - 8:48 AM

I have realized that at the core of Catholic Cebuano identity is an undying passion for prayer and love for the Santo Niño

From airport to mall, IEC vibe fills Cebu City

Jan 23, 2016 - 9:21 PM

The Catholic Church expects up to 15 000 delegates to join the IEC in the so called ‘cradle of Christianity in the Philippines’

WELCOMING DELEGATES. At the airport, a statue of the iconic Santo Nino de Cebu greets thousands of delegates attending the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu City. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Tighter security for IEC in Cebu after Jakarta attacks

Jan 23, 2016 - 7:36 PM

UPDATED The international conference is taking place more than a week after the deadly terrorist attacks in Jakarta

CRADLE OF CHRISTIANITY. A Catholic procession is held outside the venue of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) in Cebu City. The IEC runs from January 24 to 31, 2016. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

First IEC in PH: Cardinal Vidal’s First Communion, too

Jan 22, 2016 - 6:10 PM

The Philippines hosts the International Eucharistic Congress nearly 8 decades after the event was first held here in 1937

IEC: The event that helped make Tagle a ‘papabile’

Jan 21, 2016 - 6:46 PM

Cardinal Tagle brought an entire stadium to tears at the International Eucharistic Congress in 2008 a Vatican watcher says

CHARISMATIC PREACHER. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle speaks at the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, Ireland, in 2012. Photo courtesy of IEC Dublin

Int'l Eucharistic Congress: Cebu City road closures January 24-31

Jan 21, 2016 - 4:50 PM

The Cebu City Transportation Office announces the following road closures for the International Eucharistic Congress from January 24 to 31

Cebu dancing inmates rehearse for int'l Catholic meet

Dec 30, 2015 - 11:19 PM

Video shows the prisoners rehearsing a special dance number to this year s IEC theme song Christ in Us Our Hope of Glory

DANCE. The Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) inmates are preparing for another dance video, this time for the International Eucharistic Congress. Screengrab from Youtube

Christmas 2015: 'Welcome Jesus in the hungry'

Dec 24, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle stresses the need for mercy while Archbishop Socrates Villegas says Christmas is a mission

Cardinal Tagle: Gift of self can overcome hatred

Dec 20, 2015 - 5:16 PM

Instead of hatred Jesus said: This is my body for you This is my blood for you Cardinal Tagle says

'GIFT OF SELF.' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle stresses the need for the 'gift of self' at a time when people have grown 'suspicious of each other.' File photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

Cebu City mayor: Trees, center islands have to go to ease traffic

Jul 16, 2015 - 10:14 PM

The plan is based on a careful study and is not a whimsical move for upcoming international events in the city the mayor says

NOT WHIMSICAL. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama says only a portion of the Pope John Paul II Avenue near the archdiocesan seminaries will be cleared of center islands and trees, based on a study on easing traffic in the area. Photo by Dale G. Israel/Rappler

Pope Francis to send envoy to Cebu in 2016

Jul 14, 2015 - 8:01 PM

Filipino bishops won t insist on inviting Pope Francis because they want to give other countries a chance to see the pontiff

IN SPIRIT. Pope Francis prays at the Shrine of the Virgin of Caacupe during a Mass in Caacupe, Paraguay, on July 11, 2015. Through a representative, he will be in the Philippines in spirit in January 2016. Photo by Ciro Fusco/EPA

Bishops, priests from 47 countries in Cebu for confab

Apr 25, 2015 - 5:00 PM

If Pope Francis ever decides to return to the Philippines joining the International Eucharistic Congress will be the reason for his return

Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, who is also president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines. File photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila/CBCPNews

PH reiterates invitation for Pope Francis to visit

May 10, 2013 - 3:18 PM

Foreign Affairs Secretary Del Rosario reiterates President Aquino s invitation to Pope Francis to visit the Philippines in 2016

PAPAL VISIT? Will Pope Francis visit the Philippines? That depends on how he responds to the Philippines' invitations. Photo from AFP