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Pope Francis had a special message for the Eucharistic congress in the Philippines

Cebu, Philippines, Feb 1, 2016 / 07:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ closing message to the 2016 International Eucharistic Congress said that the Eucharist is a consolation for the Catholic – and also a summons to be a missionary to bring God’s mercy to everyone. “Dear friends, […]

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Does Francis like being Pope? A behind-the-scenes chat in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines, Jan 29, 2015 / 03:12 pm (CNA).- During his pastoral visit to the Philippines Jan. 15-19, Pope Francis held an unscheduled meeting at the Apostolic Nunciature in Manila with 40 Jesuit priests and told them how it feels to be the Successor of Peter.   […]

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The Philippines’ farewell to visiting pontiff: “Pope Francis, we love you!”

Manila, Philippines, Jan 18, 2015 / 07:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Pope departed the Philippines Monday morning from Villamor Air Base at a farewell ceremony where over 400 abandoned children from various welfare centers performed songs to bid him farewell. “Pope Francis, we love you!” they said […]

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After Francis: what the ‘Pope of Surprises’ means for Philippines bishops

Manila, Philippines, Jan 18, 2015 / 08:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ departure from the Philippines prompted gratitude from leading bishops who encouraged Filipinos to reflect on the Pope’s message and to use discernment in responding to modern life. “The Pope is a Pope of surprises, but […]

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Philippines typhoon survivor: ‘There’s a reason for everything’

Manila, Philippines, Jan 18, 2015 / 02:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Elena Garado thought she was dead after being trapped under a table for four hours when Typhoon Yolanda hit her hometown in November 2013. But one year later, she is happy with her life and says that […]

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Protect the family – Pope’s parting message to the Philippines

Manila, Philippines, Jan 18, 2015 / 01:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily for the Jan. 18 Closing Mass in the Philippines, Pope Francis pointed to our identity as God’s children, calling for the protection of the family against the numerous attacks that threaten it. The Christ […]

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Pope Francis to Philippines cardinal: ‘this visit is really for me’

Vatican City, Jan 17, 2015 / 06:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On his return flight from the Philippine city of Tacloban to Manila, where he met with and shared in the suffering of typhoon survivors, Pope Francis was moved, and said the trip was really intended for him. […]

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What the Pope wasn’t able to say in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines, Jan 17, 2015 / 12:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Jan. 17, Pope Francis visited the Philippine city of Tacloban, which is still recovering from the devastating effects of 2013’s Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda. More than 7,000 people died in that storm, and an […]

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Pope Francis sees ‘powerful missionary potential’ in Philippines

Manila, Philippines, Jan 15, 2015 / 09:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Friday repeated his praise for the Philippines’ Christians as he encouraged bishops, clergy, vowed religious and seminarians to proclaim the Gospel, identify with the poor and help the “broken in spirit.” “Filipino culture has, […]

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Attendee of Philippines WYD 1995 to concelebrate papal Mass

Manila, Philippines, Jan 15, 2015 / 03:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Marcello Pondoc attended the Philippines World Youth Day with St. John Paul II in 1995, and 20 years later will participate in Pope Francis’ visit as a concelebrating priest at Friday's papal Mass. “(The visit of […]

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