MenuBy Margaux Salcedo
It’s an inspiring time for the Catholic Church as Pope Francis brings a fresh energy to the faith, making disillusioned members do a double take on an institution that has been severely suffering from the disconnect between the congregation and the clergy.
Nobody knows what the measurements of the next pope will be so Gammarelli — tailors to the papacy since the 18th century — have produced vestments in small, medium and large just in case.
Purely PersonalBy Josephine Darang
Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle left evening of Feb. 26 to join the other cardinals in the Vatican conclave.
Backstage PassBy Isabel Roces
News reporter Jiggy Manicad, who is no stranger to the headlines, is all the buzz these days. He was recently named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) in 2012, at awarding rites led by President Benigno Aquino III himself at Malacañang.
By Margaux Salcedo
The lechon is truly the worldwide symbol of the Filipino celebration.
We were fortunate enough to attend the thanksgiving lunch at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome after the canonization of St. Pedro Calungsod. I was curious to see what the most regal hostess, the Ambassador to the Holy See Mercy Tuason, would serve the group composed of Vice President Jojo Binay, Hawaii congressman who’s Filipino-born, Joey Manahan, and all the Philippine cardinals. Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, Ricardo Cardinal Vidal and Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales were all present.
By Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere
The Vatican celebrated the 50th anniversary on Thursday of a Council that changed the face of Catholicism, as it tries to rekindle the religious fervour of the time amid rising secularism.
By Nicole Winfield
Pope Benedict XVI fired a 52-year-old Slovak bishop for apparently mismanaging his diocese in a rare show of papal power over bishops that could have implications for U.S. sex abuse cases.
Italian clothing giant Benetton said Wednesday that it was pulling a photo montage of the pope kissing a leading imam that was part of a new global ad campaign and that had outraged the Vatican.
Saint Peter’s Square will be restored to its 17th-century Baroque glory with a major renovation project due to be completed in 30 months, the Vatican’s official daily said on Friday.