» 02/23/2006, 00.00
I want to offer new hope to the nameless poor, says Card Rosales
The newly appointed cardinal accepts his new function with "humility" and reiterates his commitment to the poor. Filipino president congratulates the new cardinal. For the rector of the Pontifical Filipino College, Rosales is a man of prayer and pastoral action. The three new Asian appointments are a signal that the Church intends to renew its missionary spirit in the continent.
Filipino Church against bill on abandoned children
A member of Congress proposes a law to depenalise the abandonment of children if the latter are left at government facilities. For Cardinal Rosales parents must instead take care of their children; he warns against society’s moral decay.
Cardinal Rosales calls for greater commitment to the environment
In a stern reminder the prelate calls on the population and the authorities to act now against the consequences of global warming. He urges Filipinos to reduce waste, asking the government to favour renewable energy resources that are abundant in nature.
Politics should be about the common good, not personal power, Cardinal Rosales says
The archbishop of the capital tells AsiaNews that every follower of Christ should help their fellow man, especially those who are suffering, not only politicians. Welcome mass is celebrated in Manila Cathedral for the new auxiliary bishop, Mgr Broderick Pabillo.
Year for Priests: Manila cardinal promotes ‘Book of Spiritual Offerings for Priests’
Archbishop Rosales launches an initiative to involve the laity in the celebration of the Year for Priests declared by Benedict XVI. Parishes throughout the capital make available a book in which the faithful and communities can write their special prayers and indicate the novenas, adorations, works of mercy, forms of sacrifices done for priests.
Pope urges Philippines to evangelise the East, says Cardinal Rosales
Back from Rome and his fresh nomination as cardinal, the archbishop of Manila speaks to his faithful about his meetings with Benedict XVI, who reiterated Filipinos' "special role" in spreading Christian witness in Asia and the world.
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