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VATICAN - VIETNAM - PHILIPPINE
Benedict XVI's legacy: religious freedom and mission, from Vietnam to the Philippines
The pope was a model and guide for a nation ruled by a Communist government. A priest from Hue notes that Vietnam and the Holy See engaged in talks under Pope Benedict XVI. From predominantly Catholic Philippines comes a call to proclaim the Gospel.
PIME superior in Manila: "Cardinal Sin: a man full of joy and resolve"
18/02/2011 VATICAN - PHILIPPINES
Pope: help young Filipinos to seek God and not the glamour of consumerism
In his speech to the Filipino bishops, Benedict XVI stresses the need for youth ministry, the true challenge of a country facing not only the problems of development, but also the challenge of materialism and consumerism.
Pope: support for "courageous steps" in Manila to promote peace and sustainable development
Receiving the new ambassador of the Philippines, Pope Benedict XVI praised the initiatives that give support to dialogue and cultural exchange, especially in places affected by war, such as Mindanao. He expresses his spiritual closeness to the victims of Typhoon Ketsana. Combating poverty requires honesty, integrity, especially by those directly involved in the tasks of government and public administration.
27/10/2008 VATICAN - PHILIPPINES
Pope: governments must work for proper integration of immigrants
Benedict XVI speaks to the new diplomatic representative of the Philippines about the distinction between Church and state as an "achievement" of Christianity, and of attention to the needs of those seeking work far from their homeland.
01/12/2006 VATICAN Â– PHILIPPINES
A "saddened" Pope prays for victims of typhoon Durian
Benedict XVI sends a telegram to Apostolic Nuncio Filoni expressing his sorrow. Death toll continues to rise reaching 350.
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