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Praying with the Pope: January

January 1, 2012

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This January we join Pope Benedict XVI in his general prayer intention: “That the victims of natural disasters may receive the spiritual and material comfort they need to rebuild their lives.” We also join the Pope in his mission intention: “That the dedication of Christians to peace may bear witness to the name of Christ […]

Pope prays for victims of Sendong

December 26, 2011

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MANILA, Philippines – In his annual Christmas message, Pope Benedict XVI prayed for flood-stricken victims in southern Philippines who observed the feast of Jesus Christ’s birth amid a death toll that has risen to over 1,200 so far. “May the Lord grant comfort to the peoples of Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand and the Philippines, who […]

Pope to canonize Visayan teen as 2nd Pinoy saint

December 20, 2011

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An 18-year-old lay catechist and martyr from the Visayas, Blessed Pedro Calungsod, will soon become the second Filipino saint after the Pope authorized his canonization on Tuesday. Pope Benedict XVI will canonize Calungsod along with six others on an unspecified date, the Vatican Information Service said in a statement. Martyred in Guam for his missionary […]