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Inter-faith rally for peace, human rights set for June 12

Jun 10, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Current and former lawmakers religious leaders and advocates will lead the call for peace and respect for human rights amidst the rising tide of terrorism martial rule and impunity that threatens to rip the nation apart

Church launches prayer campaign amid killings

Sep 20, 2016 - 11:49 PM

You cannot imagine what prayer can do CBCP president Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas says

'LET US PRAY.' The president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, Archbishop Socrates Villegas, launches a weeks-long prayer campaign for peace in the Philippines. Photo by CBCPNews

WATCH: Bon Jovi surprises wedding party with 'Livin' on a Prayer' performance

Jul 08, 2016 - 8:38 PM

Jon Bon Jovi sits among the wedding guests and surprises them with a performance of Livin on a Prayer

Screengrab from YouTube/Cool Coconut Studios

IN PHOTOS: End of Ramadan at Southeast Asia's biggest mosque

Jul 07, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Here are photos of how Indonesians celebrate Idul Fitri

INSIDE. The prayer halls of Istiqlal Mosque were filled with worshippers. Photo by Karma Gurung

Ramadan: We carry what we cannot let go

Jul 06, 2016 - 8:07 AM

Life like Ramadan is also about movements toward the right direction: to continuously change for survival

Cardinal Tagle issues 'oratio imperata' for gov't officials

Jun 18, 2016 - 7:30 AM

This oratio imperata or obligatory prayer comes as the Philippines prepares to usher in a new set of leaders on June 30

ORATIO IMPERATA. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle issues an 'oratio imperata' or obligatory prayer for government officials, to be recited 9 days before they assume office on June 30. File photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

#PugadBaboy: Deeds over prayers

May 27, 2016 - 5:00 AM

WATCH: Jessica Sanchez covers Celine Dion's 'The Prayer' at 'Idol' finale

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:09 PM

The season 11 runner up belts out her rendition of Celine Dion s hit finishing off a medley by past Idol contestants

'THE PRAYER.' Jessica Sanchez belts out Celine Dion's 'The Prayer' at the 'American Idol' season 15 finale. Screengrab from YouTube/American Idol

Kanye West goes Gospel with Easter prayer track

Mar 29, 2016 - 1:11 PM

Kanye releases his song Ultralight Prayer on SoundCloud

Protesters ransack Muslim prayer hall on Corsica

Dec 26, 2015 - 10:50 AM

They also try to burn copies of the Koran as tensions escalate

'People thirst while golf courses abound in water'

Sep 02, 2015 - 7:50 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle slams a ‘throwaway culture’ that victimizes the poor as a water crisis threatens thousands of Metro Manila households

Bishops issue prayer for PH, China

Jul 13, 2015 - 6:42 PM

We cannot represent the Philippines in the international court but we can certainly represent the Philippines before God reelected CBCP head Archbishop Socrates Villegas says

OBLIGATORY PRAYER. Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines president Archbishop Socrates Villegas (C) leads the recitation of the 'oratio imperata' for peace in the West Philippine Sea, along with CBCP vice president Archbishop Romulo Valles and CBCP secretary general Fr Marvin Mejia. Photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

Pacquiao keeps the faith in defeat

May 04, 2015 - 6:57 AM

An upbeat Manny Pacquiao hosts a prayer service a day after his unanimous decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr

PACQUIAO PRAYS. After his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr, Manny Pacquiao host a prayer service for his fans. Rappler.com

Aquino to pray for ‘intense haters’ during Holy Week

Apr 01, 2015 - 2:16 PM

The President says his spiritual adviser has counseled him to have some ‘quiet time ’ which he has not had for a while

REMEMBER GOD'S ENDLESS LOVE. President Benigno Aquino III urges Filipinos to recall Christ's suffering this Holy Week. File photo by Rey Baniquet/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Evangelical leaders gather in Malacañang, pray for Aquino

Mar 09, 2015 - 9:10 PM

In a prayer meeting that excludes Catholic leaders President Aquino slams attention seekers who take advantage of the issues we are facing apparently referring to those seeking his resignation

Aquino: Napeñas 'tricked me' on Mamasapano

Mar 09, 2015 - 8:03 PM

In a blistering attack against dismissed Special Action Forces commander Getulio Napeñas the President calls him an unprofessional cop caught in a lot of wishful thinking who acted alone

JUSTICE FOR SAF 44. A march is scheduled for Sunday, March 8, 2015, calling for justice for the 44 fallen troopers. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Tagle warns vs creeping 'culture of indifference'

Feb 18, 2015 - 5:20 PM

The Manila archbishop says the Filipino mentality of trabaho lang walang personalan for one can lead to indifference to the needs of others

'REPENT, BELIEVE.' Fr Regie Malicdem imposes ashes on Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

Obama-Dalai Lama public meeting not ruled out

Feb 05, 2015 - 11:17 AM

Obama and the Tibetan spiritual leader are slated to attend a high profile National Prayer Breakfast in Washington raising the prospect of a first public meeting

Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan, reads at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, 26 August 2014.

Cardinal Tagle issues obligatory prayer vs Ruby

Dec 05, 2014 - 5:17 PM

Let our preparations include prayer Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says in the face of Typhoon Ruby Hagupit

EVACUATING AGAIN. Families in Tacloban City, which was ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in November 2013, flee their homes again in the face of Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit). Photo by Vincent Go/Rappler

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

Faith in action: The practices of Iglesia ni Cristo

Jul 24, 2014 - 6:07 PM

Whereas non members of Iglesia ni Cristo are intrigued by the church s practices believers say they are not as secretive as people perceive them to be

Pope Francis hosts Israeli-Palestinian peace prayer

Jun 08, 2014 - 11:02 AM

Francis himself is realistic about the prospects of his initiative but adds that just praying together might help in some way

PRAYER MEETING. Israeli President Shimon Peres and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmud Abbas have their separate reasons for honouring Pope Francis' desire to keep the weekend event as free of controversy as possible. File photo by AFP

Portrait of a hijabi

Feb 09, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Hijabi women express their faith and try to dispel the notion that the hijab is a tool of oppression for Muslim women

'Day of Prayer an Aquino publicity stunt'

Jan 20, 2014 - 11:25 PM

He goes on stage with religious leaders 13 years to the day Gloria Arroyo did the same Critics say Aquino has to deal with man made calamities such as the pork barrel

National Day of Prayer on Jan 20

Jan 19, 2014 - 4:47 PM

In light of incidents and natural calamities that struck the country last year the nationwide prayer will be held at 5:00 pm at the Malacañang Palace grounds and will be broadcast live on state run radio and TV

File photo by Rolex dela Pena/EPA

WebHits: Prince William can sing

Dec 10, 2013 - 5:15 AM

Prince William Taylor Swift and Jon Bon Jovi sing Living on a Prayer for a cause

Interfaith community holds prayer rally for Int'l Day Against Trafficking

Dec 05, 2013 - 2:41 PM

The Philippine Inter Faith Movement Against Human Trafficking PIMAHT will hold a prayer rally at the Quirino Grandstand on December 12 Thursday

Photo from December 12 International Day Against Trafficking Facebook page

Pussy Riot documentary makes Oscars long list

Dec 04, 2013 - 11:19 AM

Films about the jailed Russian punk band and a British war photographer killed in Libya make it to the Oscar long list

DETAINED. A picture taken on April 2013, shows one of the jailed members of the all-girl punk band "Pussy Riot," Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, standing in the defendant's cage in a Russian court. AFP Photo

Prince William rocks out with Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift

Nov 28, 2013 - 11:27 AM

The trio belted out a Bon Jovi classic at the end of a gala event in support of the homeless charity Centrepoint

POP ROYALTY. Britain's Prince William rocks out to 'Livin' On A Prayer' with Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift. Photo by AFP/Dominic Lipinski/POOL

Prayer from a 'bouquet of flowers'

Oct 26, 2013 - 7:49 PM

To revisit a historic event in October 1986 members of different faiths gather to discuss love and forgiveness

CHED steps in to settle PSBA-QC closure controversy

Oct 07, 2013 - 5:43 PM

UPDATED The commission will hold talks with warring factions of the school board and administration on Wednesday October 9

After the gunfire, Friday prayers

Sep 20, 2013 - 5:13 PM

Evacuees find time for Friday prayers on the 12th day of the Zamboanga City standoff

IN PHOTOS: Anti-pork prayer vigil

Sep 13, 2013 - 11:46 AM

Rappler capture the Sept 11 anti pork prayer vigil in EDSA

Rappler Newscast | September 11, 2013

Sep 11, 2013 - 9:32 PM

A prayer rally denounces corruption Binay removes his P200m social services fund MNLF wants Islamic countries to mediate in standoff

Prayer vigil at Edsa Shrine to protest PDAF

Sep 11, 2013 - 9:18 PM

In the middle of EDSA citizens hold a prayer vigil to protest the all forms of pork barrel a follow up to the MillionPeopleMarch

MMDA announces alternative routes for EDSA Sept 11 rally

Sep 10, 2013 - 9:50 PM

Passing by the EDSA Shrine on Wednesday September 11? Better take these alternative routes

Manila to join day of prayer for Syria

Sep 03, 2013 - 3:28 PM

UPDATED Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle for one leads his archdiocese in the global day of prayer for Syria

Life and Style wRap: Haute couture hiking, luxury baths

Aug 17, 2013 - 2:48 PM

Traditional clothes make a comeback in Austria Bloomberg commissions luxurious tub

TRADITIONAL IS IN. Transforming the fuddy-duddy

Virtual Visita Iglesia in a click

Mar 23, 2013 - 11:45 PM

Rappler s virtual Visita Iglesia allows visitors to tour 14 Philippine churches and do the Stations of the Cross at their own pace

VIRTUAL TOUR. This church in Mahatao, Batanes is one of the churches we will visit during Rappler's virtual Visita Iglesia. Photo by Fung Yu

'Pray for me', pope urges at 1st Angelus

Mar 17, 2013 - 7:23 PM

UPDATED Pray for me the new Pope said in his first Angelus since his surprise election on Wednesday

FIRST ANGELUS. Pope Francis leads his first Angelus prayer from the window of the apartments at St Peter's square on March 17, 2013 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE

Dear God

Dec 24, 2012 - 1:28 PM

Help make our society egalitarian blind to class divisions with opportunities for all To reach this big luminous arc has always been part of my hope and prayer

US fears more demos after Friday Muslim prayers

Sep 14, 2012 - 7:22 AM

The White House says it s monitoring diplomatic posts around the world as protests could erupt following Friday s Muslim prayers

'We can’t lose Robredo’

Aug 19, 2012 - 10:55 PM

I guess this is the effort that we put out for Secretary Jess Essentially this is family We do it for family says deputy presidential spokesperson Abigal Valte

Iglesia ni Cristo Prayer Rally Video Highlights

Feb 28, 2012 - 5:34 PM

Below are video highlights from the Ilgesia ni Cristo prayer rally