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Philippines

In the Philippines, the soon-to-be tallest statue of the Virgin Mary in the world is about to be ready

Almost 100 meters (315 feet) high, the statue is expected to be concluded in 2021, marking the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines

Cardinal Tagle to baptize 450 street children in Philippines

Mass baptism in cathedral of Manila to send message that the poor are welcome to receive the sacraments.

Tim Tebow spends his 32nd birthday raising money for his children’s hospital

The goal of $150,000 could provide 150 medical procedures for children in the Philippines

Filipinos fill churches in spite of terrorism threats

Alleged fatwa from Islamic State promised terror strikes on "crusader churches," but houses of worship were packed.

Human rights organizations call for investigation over Philippines activist deaths

It is estimated that 104 environmental activists have been killed in the Philippines since 2016.

Philippine Catholic leaders call sedition charges against bishops and priests “beyond belief”

36 political opponents of President Duterte were charged, including four Catholic clergymen

Philippines legislature makes Virgin Mary’s birthday a national holiday

If signed by President Duterte, this would be the second national Marian holiday in the island nation.

Catholic priests in Philippines say they have received death threats

Clergymen vow to continue to speak out against extrajudicial killings linked to President Duterte's war on drugs

Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte calls extrajudicial killings his “only sin”

Human rights observer calls comment, "A grotesque cruelty at best, and a damning indictment of his government’s murderous campaign at worst."