Blessed Milestone: Antipolo Cathedral Declared First International Shrine in the Philippines

In a historic moment for the Philippines and Southeast Asia, the Antipolo Cathedral, officially known as the National Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, has been elevated to the esteemed status of an International Shrine. This unprecedented recognition, declared on January 26, 2024, marks the cathedral as a beacon of spiritual significance not only within the Philippines but across the entire region.

The Church and the Youth Universe: International Youth Ministry Conference in Manila Focuses on the Need to Accompany the Young

The International Youth Ministry Conference was held at the University of Manila, Philippines, from April 13-15. The event brought together over 700 participants from 30 countries to explore the relationship between the church and young people, the importance of pastoral care, and the ways the laity and the church hierarchy can best serve them. The conference emphasized the need for constant monitoring and attentive accompaniment of young people.

Hundreds of Filipino devotees throng St Augustine’s Church to celebrate feast of Santo Niño

The Filipino community in Macau prayed and danced once again in praise of Señor Santo Niño. The Sinulog celebrations and the devotion to the Holy Child of Cebu brought together more than five hundred devotees at Saint Augustine’s Church on January 15. Father Felipe Bacalso, SJ, who arrived in Macau in later October, presided over the ceremonies.