Updated Monday, January 19, 2015 0:00 am TWN
Pope Francis made a triumphant entrance for a mass with millions in the Philippines on Sunday aboard a "popemobile" styled after the nation's iconic, flamboyant and much-loved "jeepney" minibus.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015
Pope Francis said Thursday that his visit to the Philippines, Asia's largest Catholic nation, will focus on the plight of the poor, the exploited and victims of injustice -- themes sure to resonate in a country where poverty afflicts nearly a fourth of the 100 million people.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Sunday, January 11, 2015
A raucous Roman Catholic procession in which up to a million Filipinos packed the streets of the capital for a chance to get close to a centuries-old statue of Jesus Christ left two men dead and about 1,000 hurt, officials said Saturday, in a prelude to a much larger turnout expected during next week's visit by Pope Francis.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
More than five million barefoot devotees paraded a centuries-old icon of Jesus Christ through Manila Friday in a loud, heaving paroxysm of religious fervour ahead of Pope Francis's visit to Asia's bastion of Christianity.
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Thursday, January 1, 2015
The death toll from flooding and landslides in the Philippines wrought by tropical storm Jangmi rose to 53 Wednesday, officials said, with some regions saying they were caught off guard by the deluge.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
An AirAsia Zest plane carrying 159 people overshot the runway and got stuck in a muddy field Tuesday at an international airport in the central Philippines after landing from Manila in windy weather, officials said. There were no reports of injuries.
Flash floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Jangmi left at least 31 people dead and seven missing in the Philippines, including in areas still recovering from last year's Typhoon Haiyan, officials said Tuesday.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
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