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'There was in Pope John Paul II a natural ability to recognize the person behind the veneer of social status, physical ailment, religious membership, ethnicity, or economic class and see her as someone worthy of respect'
'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
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
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'This is the first-ever blood relic of the great Pope still in liquid form stored in a glass container here in our country,' says the Manila Cathedral
3rd UPDATE The Argentine pontiff leads prayers for the 1 1 million mostly Jewish victims murdered at the camp
Experts say Francis will have a hard time winning over hearts and minds in the devout central European country
Its material value is small but the spiritual loss is much greater the provost of the Cologne Cathedral is quoted as saying
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Tomasz Makowski director of Poland s national library calls the BBC report of Pope John Paul II s relationship a rather bad joke
While the documentary does not claim he broke his vow of celibacy with Polish born philosopher and writer Anna Teresa Tymieniecka the tone of some of his letters to her points to intense feelings between them
This visit has added significance as it comes in the aftermath of a historic Cuba US rapprochement which has allowed diplomatic relations to be restored
A heritage advocate writes to save the trees along Pope John Paul II Avenue in Cebu City from being uprooted for road widening purposes
Pope Francis breaks the record of the late John Paul II as the most popular pontiff in the Philippines a Social Weather Stations survey shows
Malacañang says the information is raw and unverified but was relayed by security officials out of prudence
To some the papal visit provides a preview of the Catholic Church s future
A mother believes Pope Francis will be able to grant her wish for her daughter just like Saint Pope John Paul II did when he came to the Philippines
Pope Francis steals the hearts of Filipinos What makes him click with his followers?
In January 1995 policewoman Aida Fariscal arrested a terrorist Her work was crucial to saving thousands of lives
Things don’t always go to plan when an overeager crowd welcomes a widely popular religious leader
Authorities identify at least 7 threat groups during Pope Francis visit to the Philippines
Pope Francis will have 44 sub events in the Philippines a nightmare for security authorities
Past popes have commented on state affairs in previous visits to the Philippines Will Pope Francis known for his blunt frankness do the same?
What happened the last time a pope visited the Philippines?
Pope Francis may be conservative in doctrine but his pastoral practice is more generous and compassionate says Cardinal Orlando Quevedo
God truly blessed us with their presence and most of all because in seeing them we were brought closer to Jesus Christ No doubt this is what we will experience with the coming of Pope Francis
When Pope John Paul II came to the Philippines for the World Youth Day in 1995 he was welcomed by the Catholic faithful with a song called Tell The World of His Love This is the story behind the song
Ramzi Yousef the architect of the first World Trade Center bombing plotted to assassinate Pope John Paul II in Manila in 1995 He fled but was later arrested in Pakistan
What can we learn from John Paul as Francis visits the Philippines?
We’re counting on social media to help us find these people who have ‘walked with a saint’ – 9 individuals who were part of Pope John Paul II’s convoy when he visited the Philippines in 1995 Do you know any of them?
What’s it like to meet someone like a pope? Anna Marco recounts her meeting with Pope – now Saint – John Paul II back in 1995
Watch songwriter Trina Belamide sing her own composition and look back at the past papal visits in the Philippines
Millions flock to the Black Nazarene procession in Manila New Philippine health secretary: Janette Garin Protesters worldwide condemn the Paris attack
Veteran photographer Noli Yamsuan Jr shares his wealth of experience through years of shooting papal visits and his expectations from the Pope Francis coverage
The latest highly publicized act of contrition by Mehmet Ali Agca comes 31 years to the day after John Paul II visited him in prison in Rome to forgive him for the 1981 shooting
Philippine Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr who organized both trips compares the 1995 and 2015 papal visits
The airline is set to roll out the red carpet for the Pope
Apart from the dead and the blessed history shows that there are other important milestones in the past that are also worth commemorating on November 1
Fr Gerard Francisco Timoner III also vice chancellor of the University of Santo Tomas tells Rappler his Filipino context will help in his new assignment
According to the Church around 10 000 Koreans were martyred in the first 100 years after Catholicism was introduced to the peninsula in 1784
2nd UPDATE We can show the world what it means to be pained to clean up to stand again and to face another morning Cardinal Tagle says
Pope Francis age and medical condition – part of his lungs is gone – can however limit his itinerary
Pope Francis makes an urgent plea Saturday May 24 for peace in war torn Syria as he kicks off a 3 day pilgrimage to the Middle East
Many devotees of the two popes were moved to tears during the Philippine tribute to the two new saints on April 27
Cardinal Tagle says the canonization rites show holiness can be attained even by ordinary people
It is the first time that two Catholic Church leaders are declared saints on the same day
The country has a lot of reasons to celebrate the canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II as they established connections with Filipinos