Nicknamed 'the Family,' the group of priestly offenders committed sex abuses with young people including minors, churchgoer Elisa Fernandez tells Channel 13 last week
The striking announcement comes after Francis summoned the bishops to the Vatican over the scandal that has come to haunt his papacy
Pope Francis says he asked for 'forgiveness from the heart' from the abuse victims, adding that the Chilean bishops expressed their 'firm intention to repair the damage caused'
'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
'We ask pardon for sins committed against truth and open ourselves to the action of the Spirit of Truth,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle
The 34 bishops, 3 of whom are already retired, are to hold private and group meetings at the Vatican with the Argentine Pontiff
While she has joined rallies for social justice, Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox calls these activities 'part and parcel of my apostolate and missionary work'
Lawmakers are seeking 'official papal apology for the role played by the Canadian Catholic Church in the development, operation and abuse of residential schools'
While there has been growing support for the passage of the divorce law, there is still no assurance from legislators that this would happen anytime soon
'I want to reiterate and strongly confirm that the only master of life, from the beginning to its natural end, is God, and our duty is to do everything to protect life,' says the Pope
'We see the true God only in the wounded Christ – wounded yet merciful,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle at the Word Exposed Easter Recollection
The Vatican announces the appointment of Tagum Bishop-elect Medel Aseo on the same day he marks his 39th year as a priest
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
(UPDATED) Under the deal, the Vatican could agree to recognize 7 bishops who were chosen by the Communist government
For Fr Flavie Villanueva, a former drug user, faith is one of the reasons why he was able to get out of the vicious cycle of addiction
To navigate on mobile and see each church in 360-degree view, scroll up and down or swipe left and right on the screen, while listening to and praying the Stations of the Cross
Monsignor Louie Patalinghug Galbines succeeds Bishop Patricio Abella Buzon, who was made bishop of Bacolod in May 2016
At the Walk for Life, Cardinal Tagle blasts a 'throwaway culture' that discards people who no longer prove useful
Paalala ni Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle sa mga Pilipino, ang buhay ay isang regalo
'Divorce is the exception, not the general rule,' says Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman, champion of the proposed measure
'Maglakad para sa buhay,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle ahead of the Walk for Life on Saturday, February 24
'We need to encourage our students to participate in the activities as part of their education,' UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan says
'The newly-appointed members will add to the commission's global perspective in the protection of minors and vulnerable adults,' says US Cardinal Sean O'Malley
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle is expected to say Mass at the Walk for Life to be held at the Quirino Grandstand
'In today's world, theirs is, in every sense, not just a job; it is a mission,' Pope Francis says of the work of journalists, as he slams fake news
Archbishop Tirona says, 'the (SEC) action smacks of a reign of terror, an arrogant and high-handed warning to the media practitioners that do not kowtow to the administration'
The Argentine-born pontiff was shining the spotlight on the simmering conflict between the Chilean state and the Mapuche people
'I am really afraid of this. One accident is enough to precipitate things.'
The 81-year old Argentine will hop on 10 flights to travel over 30,000 kilometers through hot and humid climates for his 22nd trip abroad
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Archbishop Socrates Villegas also slams proposals to extend the terms of government leaders as the Philippines shifts to a federal form of government
Almost 80 Roman Catholic clergy have been accused of sexually abusing children in Chile since 2000, a US-based monitoring group says
Reverend Father Police Senior Superintendent Jason Ortizo shares the highs and lows of being a cop-priest for the Philippine National Police
Caritas Palo, the humanitarian arm of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palo, distributes relief goods in remote Biliran towns
(UPDATED) The former Boston cardinal had fallen from grace after he allegedly shielded priests involved in a wide-reaching sex abuse scandal that shook the Roman Catholic Church and eclipsed his long and at one-time venerated career
'For heaven's sake, let's get this man out of jail! I am willing to repay his employer, the supermarket owner, a hundred times over,' says Bishop Pablo David
Pope Francis's birthday this year falls on Gaudete Sunday, which the church marks as a moment of particular joy as celebrations for the birth of Jesus Christ approach
'He offered his life not only as a priest but also as a comrade. He was a comrade for others – a hero, a martyr,' says San Jose City Bishop Roberto Mallari of slain activist priest Marcelito 'Tito' Paez
The holidays turn somber for those whose loved ones died in extrajudicial killings linked to the Duterte administration's war on drugs
In a Rappler Talk interview, Archbishop Socrates Villegas looks back at the 4 years he headed the CBCP. 'We are not really critics. We are partners,' Villegas says.
Rappler talks to Archbishop Socrates Villegas about his experience as CBCP president, and his views on issues such as the proposed revolutionary government
Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles calls for 'humble repentance and reparation' for 'occasions of frailty and scandals' among priests and nuns
Francis, the first pope to visit Muslim-majority Bangladesh in 31 years, arrives in a locally-made popemobile at Suhrawardy Udyan park where nearly 100,000 people wait to celebrate the mass
During his 4 years as CBCP president, Archbishop Socrates Villegas spared no one from criticism, from Benigno Aquino III to Rodrigo Duterte
The pope lands in Bangladesh, a country struggling to provide for the more than 620,000 Rohingya who have crushed into its refugee camps after fleeing persecution in Myanmar
'Sa inyo po kami huhugot ng pag-asa. Alam po namin na mas marami iyong matitino,' Vice President Leni Robredo tells police and military officers
(UPDATED) He urges his audience to forgo anger and respond with 'forgiveness and compassion'
After the talks in the capital Naypyidaw, the pontiff will address Suu Kyi and diplomats there – his first opportunity to speak publicly about the conflict that looms over his trip
(4th UPDATE) The country is holding its breath over what the pontiff will say on Myanmar soil, where any mention of the word Rohingya could unleash anger from a public that broadly supports the army campaign
The retired bishop, who died at the age of 80, will be laid to rest on December 4