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Pope Francis holds his pastoral staff as he celebrates a Mass in Tacloban, Philippines, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.

Pope Francis holds his pastoral staff as he celebrates a Mass in Tacloban, Philippines, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.

Commemorative plaque unveiled at Papal Mass site in Philippines

11/11/2015 11:52

A commemorative plaque has been placed at the site of Pope Francis’ Mass at the airport of Tacloban City, in the Philippines.

 

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents stand guard beside a pyrolysis machine during the destruction of confiscated illegal drugs south of M

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents stand guard beside a pyrolysis machine during the destruction of confiscated illegal drugs south of Manila.

Bishops of the Philippines call drugs "a new form of colonization"

16/07/2015 17:49

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has issued a pastoral letter on drug abuse.

 

Cardinal Designate Charles Bo and Sean Patrick Lovett

Cardinal Designate Charles Bo and Sean Patrick Lovett

Myanmar Cardinal aims to work towards religious tollerance

13/02/2015 12:16

(Vatican Radio)  Cardinal designate Charles Maung Bo, Myanmar’s first Catholic Cardinal appointed recently by Pope Francis was interviewed by Sean Patrick Lovett while  in Manila for the Pope’s apostolic journey to Asia. He speaks of his  aim as Cardinal to work toward peace and reconciliation.

Pope gives in-flight press conference

Pope Francis spoke on openness to life in the family and his upcoming visit to the US during an in-flight press conference from the Philippines to Rome.

Pope concludes Asia tour with in-flight briefing

20/01/2015 08:27

En route to Rome following his Sri Lanka and Philippines tour, Pope Francis touched on various topics ranging from openness to life in the family to his upcoming visit to the United States during an in-flight press conference.

Pope Francis at St Mary Major

Pope Francis at the Rome basilica of St Mary Major

Pope returns to the Vatican at conclusion of Asia visit

19/01/2015 18:47

Pope Francis has arrived back in the Vatican at the end of his weeklong trip to Asia, a journey which took him first to Sri Lanka and then onto the Philippines

 

Pope Francis hugs 12-year-old Glyzelle Palomar, while 14-year-old Jun Chura stands next to her. Both are former street children.

Pope Francis hugs 12-year-old Glyzelle Palomar, while 14-year-old Jun Chura stands next to her. Both are former street children.

Moving encounter with Pope Francis: Testimony of Filipino street children

19/01/2015 11:15

One of the most moving encounters of Pope Francis in the Philippines was during the Meeting with Youth at the University of Santo Tomas on Sunday, when the Holy Father has listened to the testimony of two street children.

 

Pope Francis boards the plane in Manila after concluding a two-nation weeklong Asian trip to Sri Lanka and the Philippines

Pope Francis boards the plane in Manila after concluding a two-nation weeklong Asian trip to Sri Lanka and the Philippines

Pope Francis concludes trip to the Philippines

19/01/2015 08:20

Pope Francis left Manila on Monday morning, after a weeklong trip to Asia which took him to Sri Lanka and the Philippines.