Pope Francis in Philippines - updates

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Pope Francis 'offers prayers' for Duterte after receiving letter

Apr 04, 2016 - 2:01 PM

UPDATED The Vatican responds to a letter that presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte sent to Pope Francis last January

File photo of Rodrigo Duterte by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Confirmed: Pope 'much updated' on RH law

Jan 31, 2015 - 5:20 PM

Pope Francis had the Reproductive Health law in mind when he spoke about Filipino families the CBCP head tells Rappler

UPHOLDING LIFE. Pope Francis attends a meeting with families in Manila on January 16, 2015. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

More than 3.3M tweets recorded during PH papal visit

Jan 30, 2015 - 6:46 PM

Smart Communications Inc reports there were 3 664 tweets per second at 6:30 pm on January 15 when Pope Francis arrived in Manila

Filipinos take pictures of the Pope Francis while passing by a street near the Manila Cathedral on January 16, 2015. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

'Amang' was biggest threat to Pope Francis

Jan 24, 2015 - 11:45 PM

Ambassador Paynor says the Pope did not wear any bullet proof vest inside his garment Instead what he wore was a poncho for rain protection

Covering the Papal Visit: People over Pope Francis

Jan 21, 2015 - 6:51 PM

More than the opportunity of seeing Pope Francis 4 times I will treasure more the stories and the conversations I had with the people

Pope Francis aboard his mobile is given a send off by a huge volume of devotees following a mass at the Quirino grandstand in Manila on January 18, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Aquino reiterates stance: 'I am against abortion'

Jan 21, 2015 - 4:58 PM

Malacañang releases President Benigno Aquino III s 5 point position on responsible parenthood following Pope Francis statements against artificial contraception

CHURCH AND THE STATE. Pope Francis next to President Benigno Aquino III at arrival honors at Malacanang Palace, Manila on January 16, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

LISTEN: A collection of Pope Francis' homilies and speeches

Jan 20, 2015 - 8:24 PM

Listen and relive the words of Pope Francis through Rappler s collection

Bye, Pope Francis! See you in the peripheries

Jan 19, 2015 - 3:13 PM

UPDATED Moving moments of his visit to the Philippines according Pope Francis What other moments touched or made you reflect? Tell us about your experience

Pope Francis visits families of typhoon Yolanda victims in one of the areas in Tacloban City Saturday, January 17, 2015. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

‘Pope Francis gave hope, light to PH’

Jan 19, 2015 - 1:32 PM

‘When he visited it s as if the sun rose amid darkness It is him that brought the light ’ says Dexter Medallon a person with disability whose faith has been strengthened by the papal visit

YOUTH IDOL. Pope Francis is greeted by the youth at the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas in Manila on January 18, 2015. Photo by Ettore Ferrari/EPA

WATCH: Timelapse of Luneta grounds during Pope Francis' mass

Jan 19, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Check out this timelapse of Luneta and the Quirino Grandstand from dawn to dusk on the day of the Pope s biggest public event during his 5 day visit

Pope Francis felt ‘deep, intense love’ of Filipinos

Jan 19, 2015 - 10:52 AM

Before he boards the papal plane back to Rome Pope Francis tells President Benigno Aquino III that he experienced the overwhelming love of Filipinos throughout his 5 day visit

DEEP LOVE. Pope Francis bids Filipinos goodbye before ending his five-day visit to the Philippines. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

What Filipino Jesuits sang to Pope Francis

Jan 19, 2015 - 9:47 AM

In a gesture of gratitude the Filipino Jesuits who met with Pope Francis serenade him with a song composed by one of their own

THE JESUITS. Pope Francis meets with 40 Filipino Jesuits in Manila on January 16, 2015. Photo courtesy of Fr Archie Carampatan SJ

Some pilgrims go home ‘disappointed’ for not seeing Pope Francis

Jan 19, 2015 - 8:25 AM

How do some pilgrims feel after coming home without seeing the Pope?

Pope Francis in the Philippines: Speeches and Homilies

Jan 19, 2015 - 8:21 AM

Here are full texts and videos of the Pope s speeches and homilies during his visit to the Philippines January 15 19

Crowd stays overnight at Nuncio residence to see Pope one last time

Jan 19, 2015 - 7:50 AM

What will people do for one last glimpse of Pope Francis?

Pope Francis' with youth, Luneta mass, network shutdown | The wRap

Jan 18, 2015 - 7:20 PM

Pope Francis tells people: don’t be afraid to cry What sets apart the Catholic Filipino according to the Pope? And cellular networks shut down to secure him

FULL TEXT: Tagle's message to Pope Francis in final Mass

Jan 18, 2015 - 7:03 PM

Manila Archbishop Tagle tells Pope Francis: Every Filipino wants to go with you – not to Rome – but to the peripheries

PERSONAL CONNECTION. Pope Francis hugs Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle during the concluding Mass in Manila on January 18. Rappler photo

Pope Francis to Filipinos: Care for the environment

Jan 18, 2015 - 6:44 PM

We need to see with the eyes of faith the beauty of God s saving plan the link between the natural environment and the dignity of the human person

'GREEN' POPE. Pope Francis, during his homily at the Luneta Mass, called on Filipinos to protect the 'beautiful garden' given to them

Night before the Pope's Sunday mass

Jan 17, 2015 - 11:09 PM

Will the government pass the test?

Girl in airport takes selfie with Pope Francis

Jan 17, 2015 - 2:49 PM

A girl waiting at the Villamor Air Base takes a selfie with Pope Francis on Saturday

Pope: Poor, Yolanda victims, OFWs center of PH trip

Jan 16, 2015 - 10:02 AM

The central message of this trip will be the poor the poor who suffered from Typhoon Yolanda the poor who have faith and hope Pope Francis says

FOCUS ON POOR. Pope Francis speaks to the press aboard a plane during his trip to the Philippines on January 15, 2015. Photo by Alessandra Tarantino/Pool/AFP

Elderly, infirm Jesuits celebrate Pope arrival from home

Jan 15, 2015 - 9:21 PM

Elderly Jesuit priests say they feel a profound gratitude for Pope Francis arrival in the Phillippines

ON POPE WATCH. Patients of the JM Lucas Infirmary for Jesuits react to Pope Francis finally stepping out of the SriLankan Airline jet in Villamor Airbase. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Manila pilgrims endure long wait for glimpse of pope

Jan 15, 2015 - 1:15 PM

UPDATED If we are here early the Pope might bless us This is where we draw our strength despite our old age say Manila pilgrims waiting for Pope Francis

YOUNG PILGRIMS. Youth flock the area near the Papal Nunciature hours before the arrival of Pope Francis in Manila. Photo by Jodesz Gavilan/Rappler

10 Pope Francis quotes our church leaders and public officials should know

Jan 15, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Pope Francis has a lot to teach our church leaders and government officials here are some of his lessons

Graphic by Kanako Shimura

[Dash of SAS] Losing my religion, finding my faith

Jan 14, 2015 - 5:10 PM

For the first time in a long time I am hopeful the Church just might find it in itself to reform

Pope Francis in Luneta: Things you should know

Jan 13, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Hoping to catch Pope Francis during his closing mass at the Rizal Park? Here are a few things you should know

ONGOING. Preparations continue at the Quirino Grandstand, where Pope Francis will lead a Mass before millions of Filipino faithful. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Oil rollback, France makes history, AirAsia black box | The wRap

Jan 12, 2015 - 9:07 PM

Oil prices in the Philippines roll back for the second time in 2015 Millions march against terrorism in France Searchers retrieve the black box of Air Asia flight QZ8501

When the Pope visits, it will be different from 1995

Dec 26, 2014 - 8:45 PM

Philippine Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr who organized both trips compares the 1995 and 2015 papal visits

Vegas Fil-Am Catholic priest on LGBTs: 'Who am I to judge?'

Dec 10, 2014 - 9:11 PM

Like Pope Francis Father Manny says he too gets pushback for including everyone in the divine embrace especially gays and lesbians

Pope's gift to Philippines: 1st message in English

Oct 18, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Pope Francis who feels uncomfortable with his poor English devotes to the Philippines his first English message as pontiff

STRONG TIES. Pope Francis confers with Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle during the Synod of Bishops on the Family in October 2014. A year earlier, Francis delivered his first message in English for a conference that Tagle convened. Photo courtesy of Fr Yulito Ignacio

What makes Catholicism a happy religion

Aug 18, 2014 - 8:25 PM

I can only attempt to articulate whether Catholicism can offer me a way to genuine happiness; and my experience finds that the road Catholicism follows is indeed a happy one