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Pope Paul VI, Archbishop Oscar Romero raised to sainthood

Oct 14, 2018 - 5:04 PM

'We declare and define Paul VI and Oscar Arnulfo Romero Galdamez...to be saints...decreeing that they are to be venerated as such by the whole church,' says Pope Francis as crowds broke into wild applause

SAINTS. The tapestries of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero (L) and Pope Paul VI hang from a balcony of the facade of St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on October 13, 2018. Pope Francis will preside on October 14, 2018 over canonization mass for pope Paul VI and slain Salvadorean archbishop Oscar Romero. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

First pope who visited Philippines is now a saint

Oct 14, 2018 - 12:12 PM

(UPDATED) Like Pope Paul VI, Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador is made a saint in rites led by Pope Francis and joined by 60,000 pilgrims and heads of state

UP FOR SAINTHOOD. The tapestries of Archbishop Oscar Romero (left) and Pope Paul VI (right) hang from a balcony of the facade of St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on October 13, 2018, a day before the Catholic Church officially recognizes them as saints. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Slain Salvador archbishop, Pope Paul VI to be made saints

May 19, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador and Pope Paul VI will be canonized in October, announces Pope Francis

SAINTHOOD. Salvador Archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI will be declared saints in a canonization ceremony in October. Photo of Romero by Marvin Recinos/AFP; photo of Vatican and Pope Paul VI from Shutterstock

Killed Filipino Jesuit in Cambodia on road to sainthood

Jul 31, 2017 - 12:10 AM

UPDATED Jesuit seminarian Richie Fernando could become the first Filipino saint born in the 20th century

ROLE MODEL. Jesuit seminarian Richie Fernando, 26, is remember for trying to stop his student from releasing a grenade in a school for the handicapped in Cambodia. Photo from sjapc.net

WATCH: Marian image in San Mateo crowned by papal mandate

Jun 05, 2017 - 12:05 AM

Here is Rappler s 360 degree video of the canonical coronation held during a Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Aranzazu in San Mateo

CANONICAL CORONATION. Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo leads the canonical coronation of Our Lady of Aranzazu in San Mateo, Rizal, on May 31, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Canon launches the 5D Mark IV in PH

Sep 30, 2016 - 1:10 PM

The pro camera is set to continue its positive reputation among pros and serious photography enthusiasts

MARK IV. The newest in Canon's pro 5D series arrives in the Philippines.

Pope hails Teresa: Now a saint, always a mother

Sep 04, 2016 - 4:55 PM

3rd UPDATE She made her voice heard before the powers of this world so that they might recognize their guilt for the crime – the crimes – of poverty they created says Pope Francis

Pope Francis (L) waves to faithful as he leaves after a Holy Mass and the canonisation of Mother Teresa of Kolkata, on Saint Peter square in the Vatican, on September 4, 2016. Mother Teresa, the nun whose work with the dying and destitute of Kolkata made her a global icon of Christian charity, was made a saint on September 4, 2016. Her elevation to Roman Catholicism's celestial pantheon came in a canonisation mass in St Peter's square in the Vatican that was presided over by Pope Francis in the presence of 100,000 pilgrims.   / AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO

Swedish nurse who saved Jews is made a saint

Jun 05, 2016 - 8:40 PM

Pope Francis canonizes Swedish nurse Mary Elizabeth Hesselblad as well as Polish priest Jan Papczynski

epa05346738 A general view of Pope Francis celebrating a mass with the rite of canonization for the Blessed Stanislaus of Jesus Mary Papczynski and Mary Elizabeth Hesselblad as two new saints, at St. Peter Square, Vatican, 05 June 2016. EPA/MAURIZIO BRAMBATTI

Toshiba sells medical devices unit to Canon for $5.9B

Mar 17, 2016 - 11:00 PM

The news of the deal comes as Toshiba struggles with weak international demand and a profit padding scandal

epa05142426 A view of the Toshiba Corporation headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, 04 February 2016. Japan's Toshiba Corp forecast a net loss of 710 billion yen (6.02 billion US dollar) for the FY 2015; the biggest annual loss in its 140 years in business, according to media reports. EPA/CHRISTOPHER JUE

Pope Francis approves sainthood for Mother Teresa

Mar 15, 2016 - 9:24 AM

UPDATED The move comes 19 years after the death of the missionary nun who dedicated most of her adult life to working with the poor of Kolkata India

Nuns and visitors leave the prayer room after a mass prayer at Mother House in Calcutta, India, December 18, 2015. Piyal Adhikary/EPA

Bishops who cover up sex abuse to face Church judgement

Jun 10, 2015 - 9:37 PM

Pope Francis approves a recommendation from his newly created panel on clerical sex abuse to create a tribunal with powers to judge bishops who cover up such crimes

VICTIMS. Abuse victims Jim Robertson (R) and Rita Milla (L) are joined by supporters holding quilts bearing the portraits of abused children while gathered outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California, on February 1, 2013, one day after the release of personnel files of priests accused of sexual misconduct. Photo by Frederic J. Brown / AFP

Aquino: No better time to invest in PH

Jun 05, 2015 - 9:29 AM

President Benigno Aquino III tells Japanese businessmen that now is the best time to invest in the Philippines which has shown how much it can achieve in a short period of time under the proper reform agenda

Pope creates first Palestinian saints

May 17, 2015 - 8:23 PM

The canonization of a third Palestinian – a Salesian monk – is still under review by the Church

Armenia marks emotional centenary of Ottoman massacres

Apr 25, 2015 - 1:04 PM

More than 20 nations have so far recognized the killings as genocide a definition supported by numerous historians but vehemently opposed by Turkey

100 YEARS. Participants of a torchlight procession in memory of victims of the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire gather in Yerevan, Armenia, April 24, 2015 evening. Photo by Vahram Baghdasaryan/EPA

Canon courts Medium Format shooters with the 5DR and 5DS

Feb 07, 2015 - 10:22 AM

The main difference between the two is the absence of the low pass filter in the 5DR which will allow the camera to take sharper images

CANON 5DR AND 5DS. Screen shot from YouTube.

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

Pope canonizes two Indians

Nov 23, 2014 - 10:05 PM

Some 5 000 Indians attends the mass to see Francis canonize Kuriakose Elias Chavara 1805 1871 and Euphrasia Eluvathingal 1877 1952

NEW SAINTS. Pope Francis celebrates a canonization mass for Euphrasia Eluvathingal, friar Francescano Amato Ronconi, bishop Antonio Farina, priest Kuriakose Elias Chavara, friar Francescano Nicola Saggio da Longobardi and friar Francescano Amato Ronconi in St Peter's square at the Vatican on November 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS

Four words for Photokina's camera offerings

Sep 23, 2014 - 6:01 PM

From the long awaited DSLRs a whole load of lenses and some amazing compacts here s a round up of the event with four words that best describe this year’s Photokina

CANON AND NIKON. The Canon 7Dm2 and the Nikon D750. Images from Canon and Nikon press websites.

Archbishop Legaspi: Prelate for a 'Church of the Poor'

Aug 08, 2014 - 4:06 PM

In May 2012 the prelate says he had only asked to live long enough to oversee the 300 year celebration of devotion to the Lady of Peñafrancia in 2010 He got what he wished for and more

Pope Francis to meet sex abuse victims for first time

Jul 05, 2014 - 11:43 AM

Six victims from Britain Germany and Ireland will talk with the head of the Roman Catholic Church at his private residence near Saint Peter s Basilica on Monday July 7

#PugadBaboy: Dogma punchline 2

May 10, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Dogma punchline 3

May 10, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Dogma

May 10, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Vatican to beatify pope Paul VI in October: source

May 06, 2014 - 9:27 PM

The miraculous healing of an unborn baby from an incurable illness is attributed to Paul VI leading him one step towards sainthood

BEATIFICATION. The miraculous healing of an unborn baby from an incurable illness is attributed to Paul VI, leading him one step towards sainthood. Image from Wikimedia Commons

Our popes: New saints an inspiration to Filipinos

Apr 28, 2014 - 4:47 PM

Many devotees of the two popes were moved to tears during the Philippine tribute to the two new saints on April 27

Tagle to Filipinos: Everyone is called to be holy

Apr 27, 2014 - 8:57 PM

Cardinal Tagle says the canonization rites show holiness can be attained even by ordinary people

Pope declares John Paul II, John XXIII saints

Apr 27, 2014 - 5:16 PM

It is the first time that two Catholic Church leaders are declared saints on the same day

NEW SAINTS. Popes John Paul II (right) and John XXIII (left) become saints of the Catholic Church following a historic canonization ceremony in the Vatican

Tagle to lead PH tribute to twin papal canonization

Apr 27, 2014 - 2:49 PM

Filipinos go to the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City to pay tribute to Popes John XXIII and John Paul III who will be declared saints today

HIGHLIGHTS: Canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II

Apr 27, 2014 - 12:28 PM

Watch the canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II as it happens

SAINTS SOON. Popes John Paul II (right) and John XXIII (left), will soon become saints of the Catholic Church

Pilgrims converge in Vatican for canonization of popes

Apr 27, 2014 - 10:16 AM

More than one million faithful are expected to attend what will be a unique event

Fervor builds in Rome for sainthood ceremony

Apr 27, 2014 - 12:59 AM

The late pontiffs join the roster of saints at what will be the first ever canonization of two popes at the same time an attempt to unite conservatives and reformists

FERVENT. Pilgrims begin to fill St. Peter's Square, Vatican City on April 26, 2014 on the eve of the historic double canonization of past pontiffs John Paul II and Paul XXIII. The sainthood ceremony carried out by Pope Francis is expected to draw around one million pilgrims and tourists to the Italian capital. Photo by /Radek Pietruszka/EPA/POLAND OUT

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will attend sainthood ceremony

Apr 26, 2014 - 11:55 PM

The presence of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at the ceremony will be the first time we see two living popes together to celebrate two deceased predecessors

WILL BE THERE. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will attend the canonization ceremony to elevate John Paul II and John XXIII to sainthood and will celebrate mass with Pope Francis. AFP file photo

The Pope who loved the Filipino youth, family, and chocolate cake

Apr 26, 2014 - 9:24 PM

Always the late John Paul II would ask Archbishop Cruz how the Filipino youth and family are living the faith and would recall the extraordinary welcome he had during his papal visits

POPE JOHN PAUL II. The joint sanctification of popes John Paul II and John XXIII is expected to draw up to 1 million pilgrims and tourists to Rome this weekend. Photo by Ritchie B Tongco/EPA

John Paul II sainthood a delicate issue for Mexicans

Apr 26, 2014 - 7:55 PM

Mexicans are split in welcoming the canonization of John Paul II

Filipinos looking forward to canonization of 2 popes

Apr 26, 2014 - 7:39 PM

Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII are set to be proclaimed saints on Sunday April 27

SAINTS SOON. Popes John Paul II (right) and John XXIII (left), will soon become saints of the Catholic Church

Man crushed by giant John Paul II crucifix in Italy

Apr 24, 2014 - 11:16 PM

The cross fell during a ceremony and killed the young man on the spot

PHLPost to issue gold-foiled 3D stamps for Popes' canonization

Apr 24, 2014 - 5:31 PM

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue limited edition stamps to commemorate the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII

Summer reading camp: Read all you want

Apr 17, 2014 - 10:29 AM

Spend one whole day reading books at the DIKSYONARYOATBP summer reading camp

Lost your wallet? Looking for a job? Name the saint

Apr 12, 2014 - 2:27 PM

Lost your wallet? Making a far off journey into the unknown? Looking for a job? The answer for many Catholics lies in praying to the plethora of saints

Vatican sets April 27 for historic two-pope sainthood

Sep 30, 2013 - 4:33 PM

Pope Francis will canonize his predecessors John Paul II and John XXIII on April 27

Vatican approves sainthood for John Paul II, John XXIII

Jul 06, 2013 - 9:43 AM

Pope Francis gives the go ahead for John Paul II to be made a saint and grants a rare exception for the canonization of another predecessor John XXIII

SOON TO BE SAINTS. The good pope and the popular pope (Left, John XXIII; Right, John Paul II)

Bishop Buhain: ‘Church higher-ups denied me due process’

Jun 21, 2013 - 12:46 PM

Canon Law provides for due process but Buhain who was forced to retire over alleged indiscretions says the ones implementing it may have been forgetful

Pope sets Italy queen on path to sainthood

May 03, 2013 - 10:50 PM

Pope Francis authorizes the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to recognize a miracle attributed to Marie Christine of Savoy setting her on the path to sainthood

Pope Francis. Screengrab from youtube.com/vatican

Tagle won’t be next Pope - 3 archbishops

Feb 12, 2013 - 1:26 PM

Tagle’s obvious handicap is that he is still young to be in the running as the next Pope say the 3 retired prelates

Luis Antonio Tagle of the Philippines walks, wearing his biretta hat, after Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as a cardinal during a ceremony on November 24, 2012 at St Peter's basilica at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO

Canonical making Ubuntu phone OS for 2014 release

Jan 03, 2013 - 11:47 AM

Canonical announces the development of Ubuntu as an smartphone OS

UBUNTU FOR PHONES. The Ubuntu operating system is getting a smartphone version, though no carriers have signed on yet. Screen shot from http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/phone

Calungsod declared 2nd Filipino saint

Oct 21, 2012 - 3:59 PM

3rd UPDATE St Pedro Calungsod the Philippines second saint is seen as a model for the youth and migrant workers as well as netizens

FAQs: When the Pope names Calungsod a saint

Oct 21, 2012 - 3:02 PM

Watching the canonization of the second Filipino saint Pedro Calungsod? Here s a guide

Calungsod: Visayan saint in social media age

Oct 20, 2012 - 6:21 PM

A CBCP official says Pedro Calungsod set to become the 2nd Filipino saint teaches netizens about relating with others

Pedro Calungsod everywhere, in everyone

Oct 20, 2012 - 2:35 PM

Filipinos around the world celebrate the young Filipino s sainthood through movies TV projects plays and even a doll

BJ 'TOLITS' FORBES AS the young Filipino soon-to-be saint in 'Pedro Calungsod: Batang Santo,' a stage play from Wings Entertainment. Image from Mell T. Navarro's Facebook page

Pope to name second Filipino saint

Oct 20, 2012 - 1:24 PM

Pope Benedict XVI will name the Philippines Pedro Calungsod and 6 others as saints to mark the start of a Year of Faith aimed at countering the rising tide of secularism in the West