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‘Sue us,’ says Philippine bishop after Duterte criticizes pastoral letter

‘Sue us,’ says Philippine bishop after Duterte criticizes pastoral letter

| July 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Bishop Broderick Pabillo, apostolic administrator of Manila, defended a recent pastoral letter issued by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines criticizing the Philippines’ newly passed anti-terrorism law.

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Philippine bishops release additional guidelines to fight coronavirus

Philippine bishops release additional guidelines to fight coronavirus

| Ryan Harms | February 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Amid continuing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, Catholics in the Philippines have been asked not to kiss or touch the cross when they venerate it on Good Friday, April 10.

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Philippine bishops issue directives to prevent coronavirus outbreak

Philippine bishops issue directives to prevent coronavirus outbreak

| Ryan Harms | February 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the bishops of the Philippines have asked Catholics to receive Communion only in the hand, to refrain from holding hands during the Lord’s Prayer and to regularly clean out holy water fonts.

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West St. Paul native leaves Marines to serve the poor in the Philippines

West St. Paul native leaves Marines to serve the poor in the Philippines

| Susan Klemond | September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Jeremiah Kraker was in the Marine Corps, he liked being pushed to his limit, even through sleep deprivation, cold and living in the mud.

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Church leaders call Philippine church attack ‘heinous and evil’ terrorism

Church leaders call Philippine church attack ‘heinous and evil’ terrorism

| January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Church leaders condemned bomb explosions that killed at least 20 people and injured about 100 others inside a Catholic church in the southern Philippines Jan. 27. They called the attack a “heinous and evil” act of terrorism.

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U.S. returns church bells to Philippines after more than 100 years

U.S. returns church bells to Philippines after more than 100 years

| December 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

After more than a century, the United States government has returned three church bells swiped by American forces as war booty from the central Philippine town of Balangiga.

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Church officials in Philippines prepare ‘surge team’ for super typhoon

Church officials in Philippines prepare ‘surge team’ for super typhoon

| September 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The social action arm of the Philippine Catholic Church has convened its “surge team” as super Typhoon Mangkhut threatened the country in mid-September.

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Philippine priest killed while preparing for Mass

Philippine priest killed while preparing for Mass

| June 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Nilo became the fourth Catholic priest to be shot in the Philippines in the past six months and the second within a week, ucanews.com reported.

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Third Philippine priest shot since December

Third Philippine priest shot since December

A Catholic priest who once served as chaplain of the Philippine National Police was wounded after a gun attack June 6 in Calamba City, about 25 miles from Manila.

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Philippine bishop orders investigation into Ash Wednesday burns

Philippine bishop orders investigation into Ash Wednesday burns

| February 16, 2018 | 1 Comment

A bishop in the Philippine capital has ordered an investigation into reports that several Massgoers developed rashes after having their foreheads marked with ash on Ash Wednesday.

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Marawi bishop says church can’t negotiate with terrorists who hold priest

Marawi bishop says church can’t negotiate with terrorists who hold priest

| June 29, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Catholic bishop in the southern Philippine city of Marawi dismissed as “ridiculous” proposals to negotiate for the release of a priest held captive by terrorist gunmen.

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Islamic State followers said to desecrate Catholic chapel

Islamic State followers said to desecrate Catholic chapel

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The crucifix and images of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ were destroyed, while the sacred hosts were thrown all over the floor,” the police chief told ucanews.com.

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