By Jim Gomez Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Despite their staunch opposition to contraceptives, Philippine Roman Catholic bishops expressed their full support Feb. 20 to Pope Francis’ remarks suggesting artificial contraception can be used by women threatened by the Zika virus. The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines also backed the pope’s uncompromising position […]
By Evelyn P. Yenson Northwest Asian Weekly We all are pilgrims, and that is why we were going to Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. When the Holy Father stated that he is the son of immigrants, I felt the same gratitude to be an American as the third-generation South African Chinese […]
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Filipino cardinal often mentioned as a possible papal contender has just gotten a new high-profile job heading the Catholic Church’s global charity and development confederation. Caritas Internationalis’ 165 members elected Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to be their president Thursday. He succeeds Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodridguez Maradiaga, whose two four-year terms […]
By Nicole Winfield and Teresa Cerojano AP Wire Service MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos filled Manila’s main park for Pope Francis’ final Mass on Sunday, braving a steady rain to hear the pontiff’s message of hope for the Southeast Asian country’s most downtrodden and destitute.
Dear Editor, The Abe government in Japan is acting against the international community in recently questioning Japan’s pledge in the Kono Statement of 1993, in which Japan acknowledged its wartime sexual slavery during World War II.