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Street children delighted with Holy Father’s visit

admin / January 25, 2015

One of many Papal surprises (News.va) – Pope Francis made an unscheduled stop at a center for street children in Manila Friday shortly after celebrating Mass in the Filipino capital. Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi confirmed that the Pope visited a home for street children run by the ANAK-Tnk charitable foundation. Fr. Lombardi said the Pope spent almost a half an…

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Chasing Papa in Manila

admin / January 25, 2015

The Stories Behind the Story Rev. José Mario O. Mandía in Manila, Philippines “ Don’t worry, Father, HE is still there,” the flight purser assured me as I prepared to step out from the plane. He was referring to the Pope of course. The Holy Father’s plane from Sri Lanka had landed at 5:45 PM, and ours (like many others)…

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“A living Church” marked by “ the steadfast Faith of the Vietnamese faithful”

admin / January 25, 2015

Cardinal Filoni in Vietnam (Fides) – “ I am very happy to be here with you and sincerely thank the Episcopal Conference for the invitation allowing me to visit your Country… I, too, on this occasion, can see with my own eyes the vitality of your Community, the steadfast Faith of the Vietnamese faithful” : are the sentiments expressed by…

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A matter of timing

admin / January 25, 2015

On the Holy Father’s visit to China Pedro Daniel Oliveira In Manila, Philippines The chief-correspondent of the Polish Radio based in Beijing, Tomasz Sajewicz told O CLARIM that the visit of Pope Francis to China may not be soon, because everything depends on the right timing. The expert in Chinese politics suggests that Macau can be a good alternative to…

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Pope Francis’ opener elicits surprise response

admin / January 19, 2015

Hilarious moment of Holy Father’s Philippine trip Fr Mickey Cardenas (CBCP News) – “Do you love me?” Pope [Francis] had just started to read the well-known passage where Jesus asks Peter this question, to over a thousand members of the clergy and religious when they respond with a resounding “Yes!” To which the Pope, with equal good humor, answered: “Then,…

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