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The Pope is being pressured to open the priesthood to married men in the Amazon, as well as to give women a greater role to play
Fr Fernando Suarez was playing tennis at the Alabang Country Club when he suddenly collapsed
Ecumenical Bishops Forum and Isaiah Ministry say the actions of the Duterte administration against critics show his steady move towards violent repression and total dictatorship
A fly buzzes into President Rodrigo Duterte's face as he expresses frustration at the Catholic Church's teachings
(3rd UPDATE) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra immediately forms a panel to investigate the complaint
'Ecclesiastical investigation is ongoing,' says San Fernando Archbishop Florentino Lavarias
'The life of a sailor or fisherman is characterized by isolation and distance,' the Pope tells a delegation of priests from the Stella Maris network which operates in 300 ports around the world
The Argentine pontiff issues stringent child abuse legislation for Vatican City employees as part of the Church's bid to address a wave of sex abuse allegations against priests
Here's a look at the times when Catholic bishops and priests took sides in Philippine politics
'Wala akong pakialam kung mamatay kayong lahat, maluwang pa ang ating cemetery,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, adding that priest's IQs are 'deficient'
'Huwag tayong matakot. Ang proteksyon natin ay kapag tayo'y nagsalita,' says a priest who faces death threats and is critical of President Rodrigo Duterte
Father Flavie Villanueva, a priest critical of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, bares details of alleged threats to his life
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Read death threats against prominent Catholic leaders, including Archbishop Socrates Villegas and Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, received through text messages
(3rd UPDATE) Fathers Flavie Villanueva, Robert Reyes, and Albert Alejo expose death threats they have recently received under the watch of President Rodrigo Duterte
A parish priest in Cadiz City is accused of raping a 4-year-old girl
President Rodrigo Duterte says 'even the gay ones' among priests should be allowed to have same-sex marriage
But some victims are not convinced, saying that Pope Francis talks about the devil but not 'permanently excluding child rapists and abusers' from the Catholic Church
At a historic Vatican summit on sex abuse, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle hits a culture of cover-up 'to protect perpetrators and the institution'
(UPDATED) 'We humbly and sorrowfully admit that wounds have been inflicted by us bishops on the victims and in fact the entire body of Christ,' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle tells the assembly
Kenneth Hendricks, the controversial priest who allegedly molested over 50 people in Biliran, is turned over by the immigration bureau to the police
Pope Francis says the problem can be found 'anywhere' but is prevalent in 'some new congregations and in some regions'
The priest is charged for sexually assaulting 4 young female parishioners, one of whom was 9 years old when the offenses started
Bishops of Texas release the names of about 300 Catholic clergy who have been accused of sexual abuse dating back 70 years
In 2010, Father Ricky Bacolcol was injured in a blast during a Christmas Day Mass also in Jolo, Sulu
'Most of those who died were our regular Sunday 8 am Mass-goers,' says Jolo apostolic administrator Father Romeo Saniel
Two survivors' advocacy groups in the US send an open letter to Pope Francis asking to be a part of a historic gathering that the Catholic leader called for in February at the Vatican
The disclosures by the Jesuit provinces of Maryland and USA Midwest are the latest chapter in the ongoing sexual abuse scandal roiling the Catholic Church
The priest allegedly abused altar boys, who were between the ages of 7 and 12, in his residence and warned them they would go to prison if they told anyone about the molestation
'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
'We absolutely have to be open and transparent (on sex assault cases),' says a US bishop
All 31 named by the Archdiocese of Washington have been expelled from the church and 17 have died
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, announced last month that he planned to meet with the Pope to discuss his resignation
There are priests who support these killings or turn a blind eye. They think it is acceptable for the common good.
According to the study, 1,670 clergymen in Germany committed some form of sexual attack against 3,677 minors between 1946 and 2014, Spiegel Online reports. Most of the victims were boys.
'It can be filed in the lower courts and it will be acted upon expeditiously,' Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque assures Father Amado 'Picx' Picardal
'I will not say a word about that. I think that the communique speaks for itself,' the Pontiff says
Suspended Filipino priest Father Edmundo Paredes, who also admitted to financial irregularities, is believed to have fled to the Philippines
'Those who have suffered are his priority, and the Church wants to listen to them to root out this tragic horror that destroys the lives of the innocent,' the Vatican says in a statement
The petition includes 3 requests for help in criminal cases of 9 members of the church
Hospicio de San Jose offers to accept the orphans of slain 27-year-old Jennifer Taburada, who was killed by masked gunmen in Caloocan City
(UPDATED) Malcolm Turnbull says now is the time for the Pope to take action against Adelaide archbishop Philip Wilson, who was convicted for concealing abuse of a notorious pedophile
Washing his feet will symbolically send a powerful image of subservience rather than prophetic witness, and will be used to coopt your credibility and cause confusion and division within the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches
The raids comes after prominent Chilean Catholic priest Oscar Munoz was detained over allegations that he sexually abused and raped seven children between 2002 and 2018.
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The President doesn't want criticism of his administration to come from priests, citing the separation of Church and state. He has previously used the presidential podium to comment on religious belief.
'Huwag nating hayaang humantong sa sukdulan ng kaguluhan ang kalagayan ng ating bayan,' says Robredo
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Nueva Ecija priest Father Richmond Nilo is shot dead on June 10, just as he was preparing to say evening Mass. There are now 8 suspects in the killing.
Manuel Torres allegedly paid P100,000 to self-confessed gunman Omar Mallari to kill Father Richmond Nilo