Pope to join Bieber and co. on Instagram

Pope to join Bieber and co. on Instagram

Pope Francis will make his Instagram debut on Saturday, joining the likes of Justin Bieber and Cristiano Ronaldo on the image-sharing forum under the handle Franciscus, the Vatican confirmed Wednesday. The date for the pontiff’s debut on the celebrity-dominated social medium was chosen by the 79-year-old himself as it marks the third anniversary of his […]

16.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·

John Paul II had ‘intense’ friendship with married woman: BBC

By James Pheby London, United Kingdom | AFP |   – Pope John Paul II had a close relationship with a married woman which lasted over 30 years according to letters which feature in a documentary being shown by the BBC on Monday. The documentary does not claim he broke his vow of celibacy with Polish-born philosopher and writer Anna-Teresa […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
Pope unleashes ‘super confessors’ to tackle special sins

Pope unleashes ‘super confessors’ to tackle special sins

By Ella Ide Vatican City, Holy See | AFP |   − Dubbed ‘super confessors’,  for one year only they can absolve sins usually only pardoned by the pope himself. And on Wednesday over 1,000 of these “missionaries of mercy”, handpicked by Pope Francis, were sent forth to win back the hearts of those who have left the Catholic Church […]

15.02.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
Vatican cookbook dishes on favorite papal dishes

Vatican cookbook dishes on favorite papal dishes

(Relaxnews) – Want to eat like a pope? A cookbook featuring dishes eaten at the Vatican is set to be released in English after first being released in German in 2014. In addition to shedding light on the types of meals eaten by members of the Swiss Guard — elite soldiers who protect the pope […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
‘Call me Francesco’: new film recalls pope’s darkest moments

‘Call me Francesco’: new film recalls pope’s darkest moments

(Rome-AFP) – The challenges faced by Pope Francis during the dark years of the Argentine military dictatorship (1976-1983) are portrayed in a new film, “Call Me Francesco”, which will have its world premiere at the Vatican on Tuesday. The film tells the story of the life of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, from his youth to his […]

30.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Pope Francis in PHL 2016?

Pope Francis in PHL 2016?

PNP ready for possibility of Pope Francis’ return in 2016 MANILA  (Mabuhay) – With the success of Pope Francis’ five-day stay in the country, the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday welcomed the possibility that the well-loved pontiff would return to the Philippines early next year. “Nakita po natin ngayon na kakayanin natin. Naging maayos […]

21.01.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
President Aquino appeals for ‘Bayanihan’ to ensure people’s safety during Papal visit

President Aquino appeals for ‘Bayanihan’ to ensure people’s safety during Papal visit

MANILA, Jan 13 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday evening made a televised appeal to the public to work together to ensure everyone’s safety during the upcoming pastoral visit of Pope Francis. “Kailangan natin ng pagdadamayan at pagbabayanihan. Malinaw na napakalaki ng hamong dala ng pagbisitang ito ni Pope Francis sa ating […]

13.01.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pope begins Asia visit in Sri Lanka; next is PHL

Pope begins Asia visit in Sri Lanka; next is PHL

By Claire Cozens Colombo, Sri Lanka | AFP | Monday 1/12/2015 – Pope Francis will arrive in Sri Lanka on Tuesday, days after the surprise election of a president who has pledged a new culture of tolerance in a country still recovering from civil war. The pope’s second visit to Asia will also take in […]

12.01.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Papal favourites served up in new recipe book

Papal favourites served up in new recipe book

(VATICAN CITY-AFP) – From an Argentinian dessert that translates as “milk candy” to Polish ravioli, a member of Vatican’s famed Swiss Guard on Tuesday unveiled a range of recipes of dishes favoured by popes. David Geisser, 24, who joined the elite Vatican security corps a month ago launched his cookbook “Bon Appetit, Swiss Guard” in […]

Oscar winner plans TV drama about Italian-American pope: report

Oscar winner plans TV drama about Italian-American pope: report

(ROME-AFP) – Italy’s Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino plans to make a debut television series entitled “The Young Pope” about Lenny Belardo — a fictional first-ever Italian American pontiff, an Italian daily reported on Tuesday. The name of the actor who will play the Catholic leader in the eight-part 50-minute series has not been revealed but […]

09.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Pinoys celebrate new saint

Pinoys celebrate new saint

MANILA, Oct 21, 2012 (AFP) – Church bells pealed across the Catholic Philippines Sunday as millions attended special masses to celebrate the naming of the country’s second saint, a young missionary killed over 340 years ago. President Benigno Aquino declared Sunday a “national day of celebration” in Asia’s bastion of Catholicism and sent his vice […]

24.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Vatican archive treasures go on show for first time

Vatican archive treasures go on show for first time

(ROME-AFP) – Vatican archives documenting centuries of European history including Galileo Galilei’s trial documents and Martin Luther’s excommunication went on public display for the first time Wednesday. The exhibit also includes a request to annul Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon and the ‘Dictatus Papae’ of Pope Gregory VII, an 11th-century script asserting the […]

04.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·