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Pope voices nuclear war concerns as he begins Latin America trip

Jan 16, 2018 - 8:08 AM

'I am really afraid of this. One accident is enough to precipitate things.'

HAPPY IN CHILE. Pope Francis smiles at the faithful from the Popemobile in Santiago, on January 15, 2018. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Pope Francis heads to Sarajevo with reconciliation message

Jun 04, 2015 - 12:51 PM

The one day trip underlines the importance he attaches to the promotion of co existence between peoples and faiths

PAPAL WAVE. A smile and a wave from Pope Francis to pilgrims at the end of his weekly Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City, May 27, 2015. Alessandro di Meo/EPA

Pope Francis urges 'tenderness' on Christmas

Dec 25, 2014 - 7:13 AM

UPDATED Do we have the courage to welcome with tenderness the difficulties and problems of those who are near to us? asks the leader of the world s 1 2 billion Roman Catholics on Christmas Eve

‘GOODNESS, MEEKNESS.’ Pope Francis kneels as he leads a Christmas Eve mass at St Peter's Basilica to mark the nativity of Jesus Christ, on December 24, 2014 at the Vatican. Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Pope Francis reflects at Blue Mosque in symbolic Istanbul visit

Nov 29, 2014 - 7:17 PM

UPDATED His visit is seen as a crucial test of Francis s ability to build bridges between faiths amid the rampage by Islamic State ISIS jihadists in Iraq and Syria and concerns over the persecution of Christian minorities in the Middle East

On the second day of his visit Pope Francis enters the Sultan Ahmed Mosque - known popularly as the Blue Mosque - in Istanbul 29 November 2014. Photo by Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

Pope sends rare goodwill message to China

Aug 14, 2014 - 12:09 PM

Pope: Upon entering Chinese airspace I extend best wishes to your excellency and your fellow citizens and I invoke the divine blessings of peace and wellbeing on the nation

Pope Francis waves upon his arrival at Seoul Air Base as South Korean President Park Geun-hye (L) looks on in Seongnam on August 14, 2014. Ahn Young-joon/Pool/AFP

How potent is the INC’s vote delivery system?

Jul 27, 2014 - 1:30 PM

In a close local race where the winning margin can only amount to a few hundred votes this chunk of votes can spell the difference between victory or defeat But in national races this potency is yet to be tested convincingly

An open letter to the Bishops of CBCP

Mar 28, 2014 - 8:54 PM

Unite with us in trying to reduce if not eliminate poverty

Once burned, will Quevedo take chances with Aquino gov’t?

Jan 27, 2014 - 2:41 PM

How sincere is gov’t in making the peace deal work? The new cardinal from Mindanao once dragged by the Palace into the PCSO scandal will be watching

Church tells faithful: Vote Catholic

May 13, 2013 - 3:13 PM

Church groups distribute ballots and flyers endorsing pro Catholic candidates

A leaderless Rome with no pope, no government

Mar 07, 2013 - 11:36 AM

With no pope and no government Rome residents could be forgiven for feeling a little apocalyptic after the first papal resignation in 700 years and an Italian election that could bring down the eurozone

A monk walks on St Peter's square on March 6, 2013 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO

Team Patay, Team Buhay: Unconscionable

Feb 25, 2013 - 7:03 AM

Putting posters up about conscience in the context of a particular vote for or against people trivializes the moral authority of the Church

Australia to hold national inquiry into child sex abuse

Nov 12, 2012 - 1:35 PM

UPDATED Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced a national inquiry into institutional responses to child sex abuse Monday November 12 after a series of scandals involving pedophile priests