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Filipinos to go online instead of to the cemetery for this year’s All Souls’ Day

Bishops revive old website to help the faithful honor departed loved ones.

COVID-19 pushes back Philippine Catholics’ 500th anniversary celebrations

Yearlong observance will kick off with Mass in Southern Leyte.

Fr. Chito Soganub, a martyr for peace, dies of heart attack

The Filipino Catholic priest, an advocate for Christian-Muslim dialogue, was kidnapped and held in captivity for 117 days by ISIS-inspired terrorists.

In Philippines, no handshakes during Sign of Peace as coronavirus fears grow

The Catholic Church issued guidelines to stem the spread of the disease.

Over 6 million Catholics in the Philippines join “Black Nazarene” procession

They walked the 3.7 mile route barefoot, behind a statue of Jesus.

5 Unmistakably Catholic Christmas traditions in the Philippines

Although Filipinos borrow some elements from secular America, our oldest Christmas rituals come from our Hispanic past.

This Filipina nun’s legacy continues through the order of nuns she established

Mother Rosario Arroyo is much loved and often invoked. Some say her intercession has already brought miracles.

Pope urges Filipinos to continue being “smugglers of the faith”

In a first, Francis celebrates the initial Mass of the Simbang Gabi Christmas novena at St. Peter's

Witnesses to Sri Lanka and Philippines bombings call for greater dialogue

Persecution of Christians calls for alliance with moderates in other faiths.

Child labor in Philippines must be tackled by government, church and society, bishop says

More than 2 million children are working in the country, some of them in dangerous conditions.

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