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PH’s oldest cardinal dies at 86

A native of Mogpog, Marinduque, Cardinal Ricardo Vidal was ordained a priest in 1956 by Bishop and Servant of God Alfredo Maria Aranda Obviar.

CBCP condemning killings of top terror leaders is ‘fake news’

“The CBCP never made such a statement. On the contrary, we laud the gallantry of our soldiers and their heroic efforts to free Marawi,” Bishop Soc Villegas said.

Killings, not Church, to blame for Duterte rating dip—Bishop

Bishop David said the government must “stop the killings” if only to improve its ratings and focus on the rehabilitation of people with substance disorder.

Church urges faithful to join ‘heal the nation’ EDSA procession

The CBCP has earlier declared Sept. 23 to Nov. 1 as a season of mourning and prayers for the victims of the “spreading culture of killings”.

Pope’s communications day theme: Truth in age of ‘fake news’

“‘The truth will set you free’: Fake news and journalism for peace” will be the theme of the church’s celebration of World Communications Day 2018.

Fr. Chito rescued from Maute captivity

Archbishop Martin Jumoad of Ozamiz has lauded the safe release of the hostages, saying that their “liberation is the result of our faith in prayer”.

Pope appoints new Nuncio to the Philippines

Pope Francis has appointed Italian Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia as the new Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines. Prior to his appointment Archbishop Caccia was the Assessor for General Affairs of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State.

Cardinal Tagle: ‘Communion unthinkable without mission’

The communion grows in mission and spreads in simple conversation about our encounter with Jesus Christ,

Bishop renews call for dialogue with gov’t on drug war

“Let us please sit down and discuss reasonably as citizens of one country.” – Bishop David

Cardinal Tagle’s statement on drug-related killings

“I enjoin our parishes and vicariates to commit again to the parish-based drug rehabilitation program of the Archdiocese of Manila called Sanlakbay in partnership with the local government and police. “

Church’s rehab program, a concrete response

“Everybody needs healing. These drug addicts, they’ve been wounded very much and what they need is someone who can help them,” said Fr. Roberto ‘Bobby’ Dela Cruz

Bishop welcomes House approval of ‘Magna Carta of the Poor’

This is long overdue and the government should go beyond legislative approval. It should be implemented to really make a dent in alleviating dismal poverty in the country.