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Filipina Musician Heralds Pope's Visit

Cynthia De Castro LOS ANGELES — The East Coast is all-agog these days for the much-anticipated first apostolic journey of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States from April 15 to 20. The plans for the five-day visit will include a meeting with President Bush at the White House, an Read more »

Fil-Ams excited over Pope's April visit

By RODNEY J. JALECO SILVER SPRING, Maryland – They raised and shook palm fronds, a ritual repeated throughout the Catholic world. It ushered the start of Christendom’s holiest week that culminates with the observance of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday. But Fil-Ams here already have one eye on a much-awaited Read more »

Bishop bans healing priest from Pangasinan diocese

DAGUPAN CITY — Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz on Saturday said he would stop healing priest Fr. Fernando Suarez from holding healing Masses in his diocese in Pangasinan. Cruz, whose archdiocese covers 26 parishes in central Pangasinan, said too many questions have hounded Suarez’s “miraculous healing.”

Filipino priest’s healing ministry under observation after two die

A priest’s healing ministry in the Philippines that attracts thousands of people will continue to be monitored following two deaths at a crowded healing service, said a senior official of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), the Sun Star reports.

60% of Pinoys don’t read or even own a Bible

By William B. Depasupil – THE Philippines may be the only predominantly Roman Catholic country in Asia, but 60 percent of Filipinos do not read the Bible—or even own one— according to a survey by the Philippine Bible Society.

Pope has "frank" talk with outgoing British PM Tony Blair

Vatican, Jun. 25, 2007 (CWNews.com) – During a June 23 audience with outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Pope Benedict XVI had some candid criticism of the British leader’s term in office.