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Pope Francis declares Bishop Alfredo Maria Obviar of Lucena, Quezon, as 'venerable'
Brother Eddie Villanueva, founder of Jesus Is Lord Church, says injustices continue in the Philippines because not everyone recognizes God
Prelates attending the meeting at the Vatican have been tasked with finding a way to breathe fresh life into a centuries-old institution suffering from both a damaging global sex abuse crisis and widespread secularity in the West
'The archdiocese will cooperate with the United States Department of Justice in this matter,' says the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
The grand La Naval de Manila procession follows a Mass led by Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco at Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City
(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
(3rd UPDATE) A total of 167 bishops, priests, and lay members of the church are now under investigation for sexual crimes committed in the South American country since 1960
'Hindi pwedeng hindi tayo magsasalita dahil ito ang misyon natin, ito ang purpose ng church, ang mag-minister sa mga api at dukha,' Reverend Marie Sol Villalon of the Promotions of Church People's Response says
(UPDATED) Pope Francis orders an investigation into Vatican archives concerning resigned archbishop of Washington Theodore McCarrick
In the 3rd Quarter 2018 Social Weather Stations survey, majority of Filipinos say that the President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks on God and rape are vulgar
Cardinal Reinhard Marx says he is ashamed over the decades of abuse that have shattered trust, as well as how so many looked away for so long
Pope Francis: 'We ourselves need to be converted. We have to realize that in order to stand by your side we need to change many situations that, in the end, put you off.'
(UPDATED) Pope Francis' trip to all 3 Baltic states is at risk of being overshadowed by mounting claims of sexual abuse by clergy across the globe
Filipino protesters on September 21, the 46th anniversary of Martial Law under Ferdinand Marcos, seek 'to disallow another dictator to rise or an old one to return'
There are priests who support these killings or turn a blind eye. They think it is acceptable for the common good.
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines and CBN Asia, producer of 'The 700 Club Asia,' call for donations for those hit by Typhoon Ompong
The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints prays 'for the safety and well-being of the Philippines' as it is battered by Typhoon Ompong
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle mobilizes the disaster response arm of his archdiocese to assist Filipinos who will be affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)
Around 70 officials stormed into the Zion Church – housed on the third floor of a nondescript office building in the north of the capital – after its Sunday afternoon service, says church pastor Jin Mingri
He also warns newly-ordained bishops against succumbing to apathy or mediocrity
All 8 Catholic dioceses have either been or are in the process of being subpoenaed by New York's state attorney general
The scandals that rock the Church are not just about sexual abuse or misconduct, but also the self-serving way leadership is exercised
'Many bishops failed to listen, failed to believe, and failed to act,' says Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge
Pope Francis also demands 'firm and decisive' measures to find truth and justice for the victims
(UPDATED) Pope Francis is in Ireland to close the 2018 World Meeting of Families
Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson remembers his dear friend known as the 'Queen of Soul' at the New Bethel Baptist Church, where her father preached
'Those who have suffered are his priority, and the Church wants to listen to them to root out this tragic horror that destroys the lives of the innocent,' the Vatican says in a statement
President Rodrigo Duterte hits the Catholic Church and the European Union again in a speech at Malacañang
Magistrate Robert Stone has decided Philip Wilson will not need to spend time behind bars, with his age and prior good record taken into account
'Nobody knows where it is, but when you find it, it's amazing. Vilnius, the G-spot of Europe,' says the advertisement
(UPDATED) The update to the Catechism text also says the Church will 'work with determination' for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide
The petition includes 3 requests for help in criminal cases of 9 members of the church
Conflict between Ukraine and Russia has exacerbated tensions between the two churches, with Ukranian Patriarch Filaret once saying Putin was 'possessed by Satan'
Theodore McCarrick is one of the most prominent American cardinals active on the international stage. The charges make him one of the most high-profile Catholic leaders to face abuse claims.
The cases relate to incidents dating back as far as 1960 and involving 266 victims, including 178 children and adolescents
'The nation is now in sickbed and our people are in distress,' says the Council of Bishops of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines or UCCP
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says it is painful when the Philippines is criticized abroad, but he finds hope in the ordinary Filipino
The Catholic Church is holding days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving from July 17 to 19 to atone for the sins of blasphemers, liars, and murderers in the Philippines
Catholics can observe this day of prayer and penance anywhere, says Bishop Pablo Virgilio David. He says prayers can also be offered for 'advocates of fake news.'
Washing his feet will symbolically send a powerful image of subservience rather than prophetic witness, and will be used to coopt your credibility and cause confusion and division within the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches
(UPDATED) Government critics fear a crackdown on foreign missionaries as President Rodrigo Duterte detests foreigners who speak out against his administration
Prosecutor Emiliano Arias says the alleged abuse by Oscar Munoz, 56, took place from 2002 in the capital Santiago and the southern city of Rancagua
But the apology is qualified with the President saying he is sorry if the God he wronged is 'the same God' as his
Referring to millions of Filipinos who voted for him, President Rodrigo Duterte claims, 'Sila ang Diyos ko'
The President doesn't want criticism of his administration to come from priests, citing the separation of Church and state. He has previously used the presidential podium to comment on religious belief.
President Rodrigo Duterte agrees to a 'moratorium on statements about the Church' after meeting with CBCP president Archbishop Romulo Valles, says Malacañang
The proposed dialogue will only be fruitful if it convinces President Rodrigo Duterte to stop killings and respect human rights, says Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon
President Rodrigo Duterte says every Filipino is entitled to criticize him 'as a matter of right,' but not foreigners, 'however holy' they are
Methodist missionary Tawanda Chandiwana of Zimbabwe leaves the Philippines after the Bureau of Immigration accused him of joining political activities
American Methodist missionary Adam Thomas Shaw is one of 3 foreign missionaries ordered by the Philippine government to leave for allegedly engaging in political activities