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Tagle at Easter Vigil: Be the love that triumphs over sin, death

Apr 20, 2019 - 10:51 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says expressing one's love need not always be through heroic feats, but can be done be through simple deeds

EASTER VIGIL. Lighted candles illuminate the faces of the Catholics who attended the Easter Vigil Mass led by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Black Saturday at the Manila Cathedral on April 20, 2019. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

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

WATCH: New Year's Eve Mass with Cardinal Tagle

Dec 31, 2018 - 10:41 AM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle presides over the New Year's Eve Mass in the Manila Cathedral at 8 pm on Monday, December 31

Cardinal Tagle urges youth to make 'toxic' world better

Dec 24, 2018 - 10:40 PM

'You don't deserve this world but you, young people, can make this world better, for the Savior was a child,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Christmas Eve

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle lays down the image of baby Jesus at the Christmas Eve mass at Manila Cathedral, December 24, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Christmas Eve Masses in Manila Cathedral and Ateneo

Dec 24, 2018 - 7:47 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle is leading the Christmas Eve Mass at the Manila Cathedral, while Ateneo president Father Jose Ramon Villarin is saying Mass at the Church of the Gesù

SIMBANG GABI. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the first Simbang Gabi this year at the Manila Cathedral on December 16, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The week in photos: November 24-30, 2018

Dec 01, 2018 - 12:34 PM

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

WOMEN VS WOMEN. A Turkish female riot police officer reacts during clashes with women's rights activists as they try to march to Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP

PANOORIN: Heart relic ni Padre Pio, dinagsa sa Manila Cathedral

Oct 09, 2018 - 9:26 PM

Bukas nang 24 oras ang Manila Cathedral para sa mga gustong bumisita sa heart relic ni Santo Padre Pio

HEART RELIC. The heart relic of Saint Padre Pio is brought to the Manila Cathedral on October 9, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappelr

Pray for the Philippines, bishop tells Padre Pio devotees

Oct 09, 2018 - 8:32 PM

‘Kung sugatan po ang buhay natin, sugatan din ang bayan natin,’ says Bishop Broderick Pabillo as Saint Padre Pio's heart relic visits the Manila Cathedral

HEART RELIC. Devotees touch the incorrupt heart relic of Saint Padre Pio, which was brought to the Manila Cathedral on October 9, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Manila Cathedral open 24 hours for Padre Pio heart relic

Oct 08, 2018 - 12:21 AM

Check out the schedule of Masses and confessions at the Manila Cathedral when the incorrupt heart relic of Saint Padre Pio visits the iconic church

PADRE PIO. The heart relic of Saint Padre Pio is in the Philippines from October 5 to 26, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

John Paul II's blood relic to be shown again at Manila Cathedral

May 17, 2018 - 9:30 PM

'Let us once again come together and receive God's grace through the intercession of our beloved St John Paul II,' says the Manila Cathedral on its Facebook page

BLOOD RELIC. Father Reginald Malicdem, rector of the Manila Cathedral, holds the relic of Saint John Paul II. File photo by Angie de Silva

Pope John Paul II's blood relic honored at Manila Cathedral

Apr 07, 2018 - 4:27 PM

The public veneration of the blood relic at the Manila Cathedral lasts until 8 pm on Saturday, April 7, and resumes from 6 am to 8 pm on Sunday, April 8

BLOOD RELIC. The relic of the blood of Pope Saint John Paul II is on display for public veneration at the Manila Cathedral from April 7 to 8, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 3, 2018

Apr 03, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday

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Manila Cathedral to display blood relic of Pope John Paul II

Apr 02, 2018 - 7:15 PM

'This is the first-ever blood relic of the great Pope still in liquid form stored in a glass container here in our country,' says the Manila Cathedral

BLOOD RELIC. The blood relic of the late Pope John Paul II is given to the Manila Cathedral as a gift by his former secretary, Stanislaus Dziwisz. Photo from the Manila Cathedral's Facebook page

IN PHOTOS: Easter Vigil 2018 at the Manila Cathedral

Apr 01, 2018 - 12:44 AM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the blessing of fire during Easter Vigil

Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Do we save Jesus or another king? – Tagle

Mar 30, 2018 - 5:44 PM

'We are being asked again. Do we nail Jesus to the cross? Do we allow Jesus to be crucified? Or maybe we are protecting another king?' asks the Manila Archbishop during the Good Friday service

Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion 04. Photos by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Manila Cathedral hosts St Therese's relics on February 18-19

Feb 17, 2018 - 11:43 PM

'The Manila Cathedral will be open all night until the following day for those who may want to pray and keep vigil in the presence of the Little Flower'

SEAT OF ARCHDIOCESE. The Manila Cathedral is set to host the relics of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus overnight, starting February 18, 2018. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Cardinal Tagle on New Year's Eve: Think before speaking

Dec 31, 2017 - 10:29 PM

'Gusto natin ng kapayapaan, isara ang bibig. Pakinggan ang salita ng Diyos, ipasok sa puso at magnilay,' Cardinal Tagle says on New Year's Eve

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pope Francis pleads for migrants at Christmas Mass

Dec 25, 2017 - 9:29 AM

In the Philippines, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urges Filipinos to remember people suffering from calamities, including typhoon victims

CHRISTMAS EVE. Pope Francis kisses a figurine of the Baby Jesus during a Christmas Eve Mass on December 24, 2017, at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

Remember typhoon victims on Christmas – Cardinal Tagle

Dec 24, 2017 - 10:35 PM

'Christmas will not be complete' if we forget 'our poor and suffering brothers and sisters all over the world,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle lays down the image of Baby Jesus in a “manger” at the start of the Christmas Mass at the Manila Cathedral. Photo by Angie de Silva

Tagle leads Simbang Gabi, hits discrimination vs Muslims

Dec 16, 2017 - 10:06 AM

'Walang magandang nadudulot ang pagsisiraan na nauuwi sa pagkakahati-hati,' Cardinal Tagle says on the first Simbang Gabi this year

SIMBANG GABI. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle delivers the homily on the first Simbang Gabi on December 16, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

The week in photos: November 18-24, 2017

Nov 25, 2017 - 9:50 AM

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

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Persecuted Christians remembered on 'Red Wednesday'

Nov 22, 2017 - 11:34 PM

(UPDATED) 'We never thought that this persecution of Christians that started in the Middle East...would come to the Philippines,' Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña says at the Manila Cathedral

Red Wednesday mass at the Manila Cathedral on November 22, 2017

WATCH: Relics of Saints Peter and Paul at Manila Cathedral

Jul 01, 2017 - 11:14 PM

Here is Rappler s 360 degree video of the veneration of the relics of Saints Peter and Paul at the Manila Cathedral during the celebration of Pope s Day

SACRED RELICS. A Catholic nun kisses the relics of Saints Peter and Paul displayed at the Manila Cathedral on June 29, 2017, the feast day of the two saints. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Cardinal Tagle leads Easter Vigil in Manila

Apr 15, 2017 - 8:21 PM

Watch the Manila Easter Vigil on Rappler

VLOG: Cardinal Tagle nanguna sa binyag ng 400 mahihirap na bata

Jan 14, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the baptism of 400 children from the slums of Manila

MANILA'S SHEPHERD. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle baptizes one of the 400 indigent children at the Manila Cathedral on January 14, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle, priests baptize 400 kids from Manila slums

Jan 14, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Ituro kung papa no si Hesus tumanggap sa iba t ibang tao lalo na sa mga hindi minamahal ng lipunan Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says

MASS BAPTISM. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle baptizes 400 children from the slums of Manila on January 14, 2017, at the Manila Cathedral. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle’s secretary now rector of Manila Cathedral

Aug 16, 2015 - 4:39 PM

Giving his secretary a piece of advice Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle recalls the time he himself was installed as a cathedral rector – inside a stockroom

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (left) installs his private secretary, Fr Reginald Malicdem, as the new Manila Cathedral rector. Photo courtesy of Alexander Amora Juni

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

WATCH: A mash-up of 'Tell The World of His Love' performances during Pope Francis' visit

Jan 22, 2015 - 11:45 AM

For the Catholic faithful during Pope Francis visit Tell The World of His Love was still their song

A young priest's 3 takeaways from the Pope's homily

Jan 20, 2015 - 4:33 PM

The striking points from the Pope s Manila Cathedral homily: exercising love in service being present to the people and having love in one s service to be a good shepherd

PHONES OUT. Priests take photos of Pope Francis as he celebrates Mass at the Manila Cathedral on January 16, 2015.

Wrap: People who wait for Pope Francis along streets

Jan 17, 2015 - 7:53 PM

UPDATED Get to know the people who come to see Pope Francis young old and everyone in between

Pope Francis meets street kid who wants to be Pope

Jan 17, 2015 - 7:41 AM

The Argentine pontiff pays a surprise visit to a children s foundation on his second day in the Philippines

Pope Francis calls to fight injustice

Jan 17, 2015 - 12:22 AM

The champion of the poor emphasizes the Church s duty to guide and watch over the flock

#ShowThePope: Gratitude for the Holy Father

Jan 16, 2015 - 11:12 PM

A massive crowd shows up outside the Cathedral to catch a glimpse of the Pope

Not a Bible story: Filipinos climb trees to see Pope Francis

Jan 16, 2015 - 10:33 PM

Partly undertstood today why Zacchaeus went up the tree to see Jesus Rob Roque says in a post on Facebook

SEEKING A BETTER VIEW: A man climbs a tree in front of the Manila Cathedral in attempt to see Pope Francis. Rappler photo

Free speech in spotlight after Paris attacks

Jan 16, 2015 - 10:14 PM

Pope Francis summed up the controversy when he said: To kill in the name of God is an absurdity

Pope Francis on a popemobile waves to Filipino well wishers at a street prior to his meeting with Filipino families at the MOA on January 16, 2015. Photo by Julienne Kristine Sison/EPA

Pope in Manila, Al Qaeda vs ISIS, Google Glass gone | The wRap

Jan 16, 2015 - 8:43 PM

Pope Francis talks about corruption to Filipino politicians Revival of Al Qaeda ISIS rivalry? And goodbye Google Glass

3 in 5 priests live in a material world

Jan 16, 2015 - 5:49 PM

It s going to take more than a gentle admonition from Pope Francis to rock the Church of Peter in the Philippines

'Do you love me?' Pope amused with crowd reaction

Jan 16, 2015 - 4:37 PM

Pope Francis begins his homily with a biblical quote but the crowd mistakes it for a question – and responds with enthusiasm

LIGHT MOMENT. Pope Francis laughs as the crowd responds to the beginning of his homily at the Manila Cathedral.

Watching the Pope, Filipino-style

Jan 16, 2015 - 3:28 PM

The Filipino crowd as well as Pope Francis is under the global spotlight during the papal visit So what s the Filipino crowd like?

Show us the Pope, people tell Church, government

Jan 16, 2015 - 2:34 PM

He should meet the people before anything else those who have not gotten a glimpse of the Pope say

WATCHING, WAITING. Unable to get close enough, Filipino Catholics watch the papal Mass from afar. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

Tagle to Pope: Music, faith secret of Filipino resilience

Jan 16, 2015 - 1:11 PM

Our melodies make our spirits soar above the tragedies of life our faith makes us stand up again and again after earthquakes typhoons and wars Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle tells Pope Francis

WELCOME. Pope Francis gives Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle a warm embrace at the Manila Cathedral during the Holy Mass. Rappler screengrab

Filipino nuns to Pope Francis: Reform our Church

Jan 16, 2015 - 11:16 AM

He embodies the Gospel He is courageous enough to condemn social evils

FIVE POPES. Augustinian Recollect Sister Sally Ubo says she feels blessed she will see the 5th pope in her lifetime. She says Pope Francis isd simple and leads by example. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Manila Cathedral

Jan 16, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Also called the Manila Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica it has been a venue for papal Masses in the country

RENOVATED. A newly-renovated Manila Cathedral has opened in 2014. AFP/Noel Celis

Palace, cathedral, arena: Full day for Pope Francis

Jan 16, 2015 - 8:01 AM

Pope Francis will celebrate mass at a centuries old cathedral and later meet worshippers in a stadium setting more familiar to rock stars as his trip to the Philippines gets into full swing

Pope Francis waves to students (not in picture) delivering a performance shortly after arriving at a military airbase in Manila on January 15, 2015, while President Benigno Aquino smiles. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

700 portalets readied for papal visit

Jan 15, 2015 - 6:43 PM

A special portalet prepared for Pope Francis is air conditioned and bigger than regular ones

SANITATION. Hundreds of portalets will be stationed around public venues included in Pope Francis' itinerary in the Philippines. Photo by Raisa Serafica

Early birds flock to papal route for good view, health, luck

Jan 15, 2015 - 4:17 PM

Despite government advisories against camping out in sites for papal events early birds head to these areas to see the Holy Father

EARLY BIRDS. One day before his scheduled mass, Filipinos flock to Manila Cathedral. Photo by Raisa Serafica

Billions of pesos in Church funds locked in stocks

Jan 11, 2015 - 7:30 AM

UPDATED The Church has investments in banking oil energy information technology food and beverages construction and mining

Can we know how rich the Catholic Church is?

Jan 10, 2015 - 1:39 PM

How much wealth does the Philippine Catholic Church own? It s a puzzle that not even the Church hierarchy has figured out with certainty

Where to stay during Pope Francis' Manila visit

Dec 25, 2014 - 1:05 PM

Are you headed to Manila to see Pope Francis? Check this list compiled by Rappler for places you can stay in during the papal visit