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Pope says priest celibacy not 'optional'

Jan 28, 2019 - 9:15 PM

'Personally I think that celibacy is a gift to the Church. Secondly, I don't think optional celibacy should be allowed. No,' says Pope Francis

ON CELIBACY. This file photo shows Pope Francis during a meeting with bishops at the sacristy of the Metropolitan Cathedral, in Santiago on January 16, 2018. File photo by Luca Zennaro/Pool/AFP

Pope Paul VI, Archbishop Oscar Romero raised to sainthood

Oct 14, 2018 - 5:04 PM

'We declare and define Paul VI and Oscar Arnulfo Romero Galdamez...to be saints...decreeing that they are to be venerated as such by the whole church,' says Pope Francis as crowds broke into wild applause

SAINTS. The tapestries of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero (L) and Pope Paul VI hang from a balcony of the facade of St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on October 13, 2018. Pope Francis will preside on October 14, 2018 over canonization mass for pope Paul VI and slain Salvadorean archbishop Oscar Romero. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

First pope who visited Philippines is now a saint

Oct 14, 2018 - 12:12 PM

(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

UP FOR SAINTHOOD. The tapestries of Archbishop Oscar Romero (left) and Pope Paul VI (right) hang from a balcony of the facade of St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on October 13, 2018, a day before the Catholic Church officially recognizes them as saints. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Slain Salvador archbishop, Pope Paul VI to be made saints

May 19, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador and Pope Paul VI will be canonized in October, announces Pope Francis

SAINTHOOD. Salvador Archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI will be declared saints in a canonization ceremony in October. Photo of Romero by Marvin Recinos/AFP; photo of Vatican and Pope Paul VI from Shutterstock

Reformist pope, murdered archbishop to be made saints

Mar 07, 2018 - 8:57 PM

Pope Paul VI and Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero are on the path to sainthood

POPE PAUL VI. In this file photo taken on January 5, 1964, Pope Paul VI leaves the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth after celebrating a mass during his visit to the Holy Land. File photo by EPU FILES/AFP

Palace received info on 'threat' vs Pope Francis

Jan 24, 2015 - 5:42 PM

Malacañang says the information is raw and unverified but was relayed by security officials out of prudence

GOODBYE, POPE.Pope Francis waves to the crowd at the Villamor Airbase as he boards his flight to Rome on January 19, 2015. Rappler screengrab

LOOKING BACK: 1970's 'triplet storms' and papal visit

Jan 16, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Just like Pope Paul VI Pope Francis visits the country after a disaster

FIRST POPE. Pope Paul VI visits the Philippines for the first time and meets former president Ferdinand Marcos in 1970. File photo from Marcos Presidential Center

Past popes and Philippine presidents

Jan 14, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Past popes have commented on state affairs in previous visits to the Philippines Will Pope Francis known for his blunt frankness do the same?

PAST PAPAL VISITS. Past popes have commented on state affairs during their visits to the Philippines. Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II photos from papalvisit.ph, Pope Francis from AFP

Looking back: The visits of Paul VI and John Paul II

Jan 13, 2015 - 6:20 PM

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

Pope Paul VI on first step to sainthood

Oct 19, 2014 - 4:45 PM

UPDATED Paul VI is credited with being one of Pope Francis s models a humble man in many ways to whom the Argentine pope frequently refers in his speeches

In this file picture Pope Paul VI salutes the crowd from the steps of his plane on January 4, 1964 in Rome, before his departure to Jordan, Israel and the Holy Land. AFP photo