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August 19, 2013 01:57 AM

MANILA, August 18, 2013—Pope Francis expressed deep sadness for the tragic loss of lives caused by the sinking of a ferry boat off the coast of Talisay in Cebu, Friday night. 

In a telegram of condolence sent to Archbishop Jose Palma, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, the Holy Father gave his assurance of prayers and close solidarity with those affected by the tragedy, commending them “to the loving mercy of Almighty God.” ...

July 14, 2012 11:48 PM

MANILA, July 13, 2012—The world’s largest international pro-life organization has launched a campaign to defend the rights of women, in response to yet another massive effort by the British government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to carry out its depopulation agenda in developing nations.

March 11, 2012 03:08 PM

MANILA, March 10, 2012—Pope Benedict XVI has conveyed his condolence for the passing of Cardinal Jose T. Sanchez in a telegram sent to Cardinal Ricardo J. Vidal, archbishop emeritus of Cebu.

Cardinal Sanchez was prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy. He was head of the Vatican dicastery from 1991 until his retirement in 1996. He died March 9 in Manila at the age of 91.

January 18, 2012 01:17 PM

MANILA, Jan. 18, 2012—The entire Filipino communities, here and abroad, are keeping an eye on the on-going impeachment trial against Chief Justice Renato S. Corona, which has started Monday, January 16.

Migrante Middle East regional director John Leonard C. Monterona, in an email said, that their chapters in the entire oil-rich region would be spending long hours watching the trial over the internet and via cable television.

January 2, 2012 09:21 AM

MANILA, Dec. 31, 2011—Highlighting the contribution young people can make in the society marked with growing discontent due to the crisis happening in the world of labor and economy, Pope Benedict XVI said the young can offer new hope to the world if they are educated in justice and peace.

The pope said he is convinced that the young people, with their enthusiasm and idealism, can contribute in the building of a more humane society.

January 2, 2012 09:18 AM

Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for the Celebration of the World Day of Peace, 1 January 2012

November 27, 2011 10:15 PM

BERLIN, Germany, Nov 22, 2011--The Catholic Church in Germany says it will act “without delay” to sell its stake in a publishing company that offers pornography among its products.

“We cannot earn money during the week with what we preach against on Sundays,” Cardinal Joachim Meisner told Germany’s Welt am Sonntag newspaper Nov. 22.

August 24, 2011 11:36 PM

MANILA, August 24, 2011— The civil war in Libya has remained horrifying but overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) there are safe, a Filipino Catholic priest said.

July 6, 2011 08:21 AM

ROME, JULY 3, 2011.- Sexual discrimination isn't limited to the workplace. In many countries around the world unborn baby girls are being singled out for elimination.

June 27, 2011 08:19 PM

VATICAN CITY, JUNE 22, 2011.- Calling on the example of a saint renowned for his chastity, Benedict XVI today invited young people to esteem evangelical purity.

May 31, 2011 12:18 PM

VATICAN CITY, MAY 30, 2011.- Benedict XVI underlined the importance of proclaiming the Gospel in an address to a group of bishops from India at the conclusion of their five-yearly "ad limina" visit.

May 26, 2011 11:00 AM

ROME, MAY 25, 2011- The sexual abuse of minors by clergymen is "a wicked emergency not yet overcome," according to the Italian Episcopal Conference president.

May 12, 2011 05:53 PM

Germain Grisez Offers New Light on the Papal Commission

May 9, 2011 11:54 AM

Abortion has become such a pervasive form of birth control in Russia that the nation is seeing worker and population shortages that are already beginning to take an economic toll. The nation’s parliament is now considering legislation to address the problem.

May 5, 2011 09:18 AM

In 2009, Bishop Raymond Lahey was found in possession of 588 images of child pornography images and some 60 videos at the Ottawa airport. He resigned as bishop of the Antigonish Diocese in Nova Scotia the next day.