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PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Evangelicals, Muslims, and indigenous Filipinos, grateful for the pope's visit
Before he left, Pope Francis met with the parents of the volunteer who died in Tacloban. Evangelical leader Eddie Villanueva urged the members of his church to attend the meetings with the pope. Muslim and indigenous leaders ask the pope for his help in peace talks in Mindanao.
Manila’s street children write to Pope Francis: "Come to see us!"
With the help of Card Tagle, former street children - now being helped by an NGO - have sent a thousand letters to Francis. The goal is to get a meeting with the Pope during his apostolic visit in January. A video shows the children as they write the letters to the Pope and talk about their past.
Card. Tagle: Pope Francis’ visit will make a difference in the lives of the Filipino people
The Archbishop of Manila writes a pastoral letter to the Catholic community. His memories of Paul VI’s journey (1970) and its influence on his spiritual life. An invitation to share - at the end of the trip - their own stories.
27/12/2014 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Manila: Islamic leader calls on Muslims to follow Pope Francis for world peace
Ebra Moxsir M. al-Haj, head of the Imam Council of the Philippines and chaplain of the Philippine National Police, speaks on Know The Truth programme, praising Francis' efforts in favour of the good and peace in the world against all forms of extremism, which must be backed all the way. He calls on Muslims to welcome the pontiff and understand his words.
Mgr Franceschini: Turks are missing Pope
The president of the Turkey’s bishops’ conference told how after Ephesus, Benedict XVI “could at last be a religious leader through and through” and how he won people’s hearts. And there were evident signs of communion with the Orthodox Patriarch.
28/05/2014 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
For Manila bishop, papal visit ought to spur greater efforts to help typhoon survivors
Mgr Pabillo, Manila's auxiliary bishop, criticises the government for its slow reconstruction efforts in the areas devastated by Typhon Haiyan. "In eight months, the Philippines will be the focus of world attention. We must do more," he said.
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