PHL church defends Pacquiao on gay slur

PHL church defends Pacquiao on gay slur

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – The Philippine Catholic church on Sunday defended boxing hero Manny Pacquiao for his opposition to gay marriage, saying he was only quoting the Bible. But Father Jerome Secillano also said over radio station DZMM that Pacquiao should respect homosexuals and not judge and condemn them after the eight-division world champion last week described […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Marco Rubio: Cuban heritage, American dream

Marco Rubio: Cuban heritage, American dream

By Ivan Couronne Washington, United States, AFP  - As a child, Marco Rubio assured his exiled Cuban grandfather that he would overthrow Fidel Castro and lead Cuba. Today, at 43, he harbors a new aspiration: to be president of the United States. The Republican senator from Florida, told voters Monday that he was in the […]

15.04.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Pope attracts world-record crowd at Luneta

Pope attracts world-record crowd at Luneta

By Jean-Louis De La Vaissiere / Cecil Morella Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – Pope Francis drew a record six million people as he celebrated mass in the rain-swept Philippine capital Sunday, a triumphant finale to an Asian tour in which he championed the plight of the poor. Filipinos are famous for practicing a […]

19.01.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Factbox: Catholicism in PHL

Factbox: Catholicism in PHL

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  - Key facts about the Catholic religion in the Philippines, which Pope Francis will visit this week as part of his second trip to Asia: NUMBERS: Eight in 10 Filipinos are Catholic, making the nation of 100 million people Asia’s bastion of Christianity. Protestants, Muslims, and members of other Christian […]

14.01.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pope Francis declares John Paul II, John XXIII saints

Pope Francis declares John Paul II, John XXIII saints

By Jean-Louis De La Vaissiere, Laure Brumont VATICAN CITY (AFP) − Pope Francis on Sunday proclaimed John Paul II and John XXIII the Catholic Church’s newest saints at a festive ceremony joined by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims for two pontiffs who helped shape 20th-century history. “We declare and define as saints the blessed John […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Philippines leads world in belief in God: report

Philippines leads world in belief in God: report

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The Philippines leads the world in the number of people who believe in God, while the elderly across all countries tend to be the most religious, according to a US study out Wednesday. Belief in God tends to be strongest in the United States and Catholic countries and lowest in Scandinavia and former […]

20.04.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, News ·