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PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines to be a "typhoon of spiritual renewal"
Manila Archbishop Card Tagle and Apostolic Nuncio Pinto talk about the confirmation of the Pope's trip to the country, 20 years after the historic World Youth Day in Manila. "Mercy and compassion" are the visit's themes. Let us show Pope Francis who we really are as Filipinos; let us get ready for God's word."
For regional superior, the entire nation will mobilise for Pope Francis in the Philippines
Fr Giovanni Re talks to AsiaNews about the pope's announcement that he will make an apostolic visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines next January. The visit "will become another important moment for the country, as it did with Paul VI and John Paul II."
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.
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.
19/01/2015 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.
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