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Organizers Cancel All Physical and Virtual Events for Sinulog 2021

The organizers of this year's Sinulog festival in Cebu City have decided to cancel the event's physical and online activities altogether. According to Sinulog Foundation...

Pope Signs up for Vaccination, Says Others Should Do the Same

In a television interview aired Saturday, January 9, Pope Francis confirmed that he has already booked an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination. While the Pope...

Pope Francis’s Doctor Dies of COVID-19

On Sunday, January 10, the Vatican confirmed that Dr. Fabrizio Soccorsi, personal physician of Pope Francis, has died of complications from a COVID-19 infection....

DOH Advises Traslacion Attendees to Self-Quarantine

In the wake of the recent Feast of the Black Nazarene celebrations in Quiapo Church, Manila, the Department of Health (DOH) has advised those...

Pope Warns Against Temptations, Says We Should Care for One Another

Pope Francis warned against the temptations to ignore the suffering of others during the coronavirus pandemic and said that things will get better in...

Church Demands Justice for IP Killings in Panay Island

The Catholic Church in the Philippines has condemned the violent killings of farmers and indigenous peoples who were alleged communist rebels in Panay Island. The...

Pope Cancels Annual Baptism Ceremony in the Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis has canceled the traditional baptism of babies in the Sistine Chapel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Vatican Press Office, the...

Caritas PH Joins Pope Francis’ Call for COVID-19 Vaccine ‘for All’

Caritas Philippines, the social action arm of the Philippine Catholic Church, has renewed its appeal for the government to expedite the procurement of the...

Bishop Names the Our Lady of Mercy as ‘Mother of Novaliches’

The Our Lady of Mercy became the second patroness of the Diocese of Novaliches after the declaration by Bishop Roberto Gaa. The official declaration was...

Vatican to Vaccinate Residents, Employees This Month

The Vatican Director of Health and Hygiene, Dr. Andrea Arcangeli, announced that coronavirus vaccines are scheduled to arrive in Vatican City next week. According to...

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