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UPDATE: Pope Francis back at Apostolic Nunciature after Quirino Grandstand mass; crowds now at 6 million

By Priam F. Nepomuceno & Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan MANILA, Jan. 18 (PNA) — Pope Francis is now safely inside the Apostolic Nunciature, Taft Avenue after conducting mass at the…

Crowds at Quirino Grandstand ballooned to 4 million

By Priam F. Nepomuceno & Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan MANILA, Jan. 18 (PNA) — Despite the rains Sunday, the number of Filipino faithfuls and those eager to see Pope Francis…

Crowds at Quirino Granstand, side streets now at 2.5 million

By Priam F. Nepomuceno & Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan MANILA, Jan. 18 (PNA) — People who have flocked to see and hear Pope Francis say mass at the Quirino Grandstand,…

(Feature) Street children share joys and wishes as they send-off Pope Francis Monday

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, Jan. 18 (PNA)– Mark John Samson, 11, and a third grader at the Maceda Elementary School in Sta. Mesa, Manila felt blessed when he learned…

Pope Francis urges world to ‘Learn How to Cry’ for suffering children

MOSCOW, Jan. 18 (PNA/Sputnik) — On the last day of his Asian tour, Pope Francis asked those present at a youth rally at a Church-run university in the Philippines to…

Pontiff cut short Leyte visit due to ‘Amang’

By Sarwell Q. Meniano PALO, Leyte, Jan. 17 (PNA) — Stormy weather cuts Pope Francis visit in Leyte, skipping lunch with disaster survivors. The pontiff arrived at the Archbishop Residence…

AFP lauds public for ensuring incident free arrival of Pope Francis

MANILA, Jan. 16 (PNA) — With no untoward incidents marring the arrival of Pope Francis Thursday, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has expressed its appreciation to the public…

Filipinos express love, devotion to Pope Francis

By Perfecto T. Raymundo MANILA, Jan. 16 (PNA) — Filipinos from all walks of life on Friday expressed their love and devotion to Pope Francis as his simple Volkswagen (people’s…

Crowds now flocking for Pope Francis activity at SM MOA

MANILA, Jan. 16 (PNA) — Crowds, mostly with Roman Catholic backgrounds, have started trooping to the SM Mall Of Asia (MOA) in Pasay very early in the morning in a…

AFP Central Command ready if Pope Francis drops by Cebu

By Eddie O. Barrita CEBU CITY, Jan. 16 (PNA) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Central Command (Centcom) based in Camp Lapu-Lapu in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City has…

Pangasinan churches to air concluding mass of Pope Francis

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Jan. 16 (PNA) — A giant screen will be installed inside the Epiphany of the Lord Parish in Lingayen to enable residents and those from nearby towns to…

Bataenos watch pope’s arrival on giant TV screen

BALANGA CITY, Bataan, Jan. 16 (PNA) — Thousands of residents watched Thursday afternoon the arrival of Pope Francis in the live coverage of GMA 7 on a giant television screen…

Cellphone signals jammed during Pope Francis’ visit to PHL

MANILA, Jan. 16 (PNA) — For security reasons, cellular phone signals of telecommunication companies (telcos) are jammed during the state and pontifical visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines on…

Update: TS ‘Ruby’ to exit PAR by Wednesday evening; LPA to enter by Friday –PAGASA

MANILA, Dec. 10 (PNA) – As tropical storm “Ruby” is expected to leave the country Wednesday evening, another weather disturbance is forecast to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)…

DSWD turns over food packs to would-be-affected LGUs

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, (PNA)–The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Friday it has already distributed about 180,000 prepositioned food packs to local government units (LGUs) that…