- Apr 9, 2021
A diocese in the Philippines has launched an application, E-Pray, for spiritual accompaniment during COVID-19 isolation.
As bishops across the Philippines opened “holy doors” at their cathedrals, Pope Francis sent a video message encouraging Filipino Catholics to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in their country by continuing to be faithful, generous missionaries of the Gospel.
Filipinos marked Good Friday, one of the most solemn holidays in Asia’s largest Catholic nation, with deserted streets and churches following a strict lockdown to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.
Every year on major Christian feast days, somewhere in the world, Christians will be killed for no reason other than that they chose to attend religious services.
Pope Francis named Cardinal Jose Advincula of Capiz to be the new archbishop of Manila.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman is warning that the government will forcibly close Catholic churches in the capital if priests proceed with a plan to hold Masses.
Pope Francis asked Filipino priests doing graduate studies in Rome not to think of their time in the city and their residence at the Pontifical Filipino College as a pause disconnected from their “real” lives.
Philippine troops killed an Abu Sayyaf rebel commander blamed for years of ransom kidnappings and on Sunday rescued the last of his four Indonesian captives, the military said.