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Habemus papam (We have a pope)?

By Philip C. Tubeza – He has not even been officially installed, but new Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle has already been tagged as a “papal contender” by a respected international Vatican watcher. Writing in his blog, CNN Senior Vatican analyst John Allen Jr. tagged the 54-year-old prelate as Read more »


The CCP Jesus Christ exhibit: It ain’t art HINDSIGHT By F Sionil Jose (The Philippine Star) The artist who set up that controversial Jesus Christ exhibit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) the other week must be grinning and enjoying all that brouhaha that has made Read more »

Iglesia Ni Cristo: Philippine Arena

Politically influential Iglesia ni Cristo said Thursday it had started building one of the world’s biggest indoor arenas with a seating capacity of 50,000. The 74,000-square-meter (796,000-square-feet) mega-structure called the Philippine Arena is part of the Christian sect’s Ciudad de Victoria, a sprawling complex being built just outside the Read more »

WYD 2011: Pope counsels the young to be ‘firm in faith’

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By MILO YIANNOPOULOS Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday conducted a formal greeting and prayer service at the Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid, Spain, where he counselled the young people present to be firm in their faith and “build [their] lives upon the firm foundation which is Christ”.

Pinoys get glimpse of Pope in Madrid

abs-cbnNEWS.com MADRID, Spain – Filipinos, young and old, were among the hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world who waited for the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI in Madrid for the World Youth Day.

Filipino art exhibit shut amid protest

A Manila art exhibit blasted as offensive to Catholic Filipinos has been shuttered, following complaints from President Benigno Aquino III and death threats to artists and cultural officials.