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Fr Chito Soganub on Red Wednesday: Persecution strengthens us

Nov 29, 2018 - 10:56 AM

'Even if we are persecuted, we do not lose hope. We do not lose faith,' says Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub, the priest once held hostage by terrorists in Marawi City

RED WEDNESDAY. Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub leads prayers outside the Manila Cathedral, lit up in red on November 28, 2018, as Catholics mark Red Wednesday for persecuted Christians worldwide. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler     TIMES OF TRIAL. Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub urges Catholics not to lose hope in times of persecution, as the faithful mark Red Wednesday for persecuted Christians on November 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Meet the Pope's new envoy to the Philippines

Nov 23, 2017 - 10:56 AM

'Please help me do my mission,' says the new papal nuncio, Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, in his first public appearance at the Manila Cathedral

VATICAN AMBASSADOR. Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, the new papal nuncio to the Philippines, makes his first public appearance at the Manila Cathedral on November 22, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Persecuted Christians remembered on 'Red Wednesday'

Nov 22, 2017 - 11:34 PM

(UPDATED) 'We never thought that this persecution of Christians that started in the Middle East...would come to the Philippines,' Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña says at the Manila Cathedral

Red Wednesday mass at the Manila Cathedral on November 22, 2017

Pope condemns indifference to jihadist atrocities against Christians

Apr 05, 2015 - 9:46 AM

The leader of the world s 1 2 billion Catholics brought up the extremist persecution of Christians as the holiest ceremonies of the Church calendar reaches a climax Easter Sunday

VIA CRUCIS. Pope Francis presides over the Way of the Cross torchlight procession on Good Friday in Rome, Italy, 03 April 2015. Angelo Carconi/EPA

Pope leads prayers for persecuted Christians on Good Friday

Apr 04, 2015 - 10:48 AM

Men and women are imprisoned and even killed solely because they are believers or committed to justice and peace They are not ashamed of the cross They are outstanding examples to everyone

PRAYER FOR THE PERSECUTED. Pope Francis presides over the Way of the Cross torchlight procession on Good Friday in Rome, Italy, April 3, 2015. Photo by Angelo Carconi/EPA

Vatican urges Philippines to help Christians in Iraq

Aug 13, 2014 - 12:34 PM

The Philippines will study the Vatican s request as Pope Francis urgently calls on the international community to protect all those affected by the violence

RELIEF FROM VIOLENCE. Iraqi Christians who fled the violence in the village of Qaraqush, about 30 kilometers east of the northern province of Nineveh, rest upon their arrival at the St. Joseph church in the Kurdish city of Arbil, in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, on August 7, 2014. Photo by Safin Hamed/AFP

Filipinos to hold Day of Prayer for Christians in Iraq

Aug 12, 2014 - 2:14 PM

Catholic bishops set the Day of Prayer on August 18 as Pope Francis is expected to pray for persecuted Christians on the same day

PERSECUTED CHRISTIAN. An Iraqi Christian woman forced to flee her home shelters in the St Joseph Church in Erbil, northern Iraq, on August 9, 2014. Photo by Mohammed Jalil/EPA

Pope to kiss persecuted Christians' feet – Tagle

Aug 09, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Pope Francis first visit to Asia as pontiff set on August 13 comes as Christian communities suffer persecution in the Middle East