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  • Pope Francis leaves Manila after drawing record crowd of 6 million

    Pope Francis leaves Manila after drawing record crowd of 6 million
    Pope Francis flew out of this Catholic bastion in Asia on Monday after a weeklong trip that included a visit to Sri Lanka and drew what Filipino officials says was a record crowd of 6 million faithful in a Manila park where he celebrated Mass....
  • Pope leaves after Asia trip highlighted by cheers from millions of adoring Filipino Catholics

    Pope Francis flew out of this Catholic bastion in Asia on Monday after a weeklong trip that included a visit to Sri Lanka and drew what Filipino officials says was a record crowd of 6 million faithful in a Manila park where he celebrated Mass....
  • Pope leaves Asia after inspiring millions in Philippines and calling for unity in Sri Lanka

    Pope Francis flew home Monday after a weeklong trip to Asia, where he called for unity in Sri Lanka after a civil war and asked Filipinos to be "missionaries of the faith" in the world's most populous continent after a record crowd joined his final Mass...
  • POPE WATCH: Approaching storm may cut short Pope Francis' visit to typhoon-hit Philippine city

    Pope Francis is visiting the Philippine city devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, on a two-country Asia tour that also took him to Sri Lanka. Here are some glimpses of his trip as it unfolds: ___ WEATHER PROBLEMS The pope may cut short his visit to...
  • Pope Francis stirs controversy in debate about freedom of speech

    Pope Francis stirs controversy in debate about freedom of speech
    Pope Francis on Thursday stirred fresh controversy in the debate over freedom of speech and individual responsibility with a remark that suggested that a violent reaction to insults should be expected. In an on-board news conference with journalists...
  • Pope strongly defends church teaching against contraception

    Pope strongly defends church teaching against contraception
    Pope Francis issued his strongest defense yet of church teaching opposing artificial contraception on Friday, using a rally in Asia's largest Catholic nation to urge families to be "sanctuaries of respect for life." Francis also denounced the corruption...
  • POPE WATCH: Philippine clergy welcome pope, smartphones held high to record the moment

    Pope Francis is in the Philippines, at the start of first of three full days in this Catholic stronghold in Asia. Here are some glimpses of his trip as it unfolds: ___ TABLET GENERATION A traditional scene came with the inevitable 21st-century touch....
  • Image of Asia: Eating pagpag in celebration of Pope Francis's visit to the Philippines

    In this photo by Bullit Marquez, residents of the Payatas garbage dumpsite in suburban Quezon city eat meals of "pagpag" prepared Tuesday in celebration of Pope Francis's upcoming visit to the Philippines. Pagpag dishes are made from restaurant...
  • A year after Haiyan, Philippines braces for another powerful typhoon

    A year after Haiyan, Philippines braces for another powerful typhoon
    A powerful storm is bearing down on the Philippines, prompting residents to flee their homes in some central coastal regions still recovering from last year’s deadly Typhoon Haiyan. Typhoon Hagupit, which was packing winds as high as 149 mph...
  • Philippine leader proposes autonomous Muslim state to end rebellion

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday urged lawmakers to swiftly enact a law granting autonomy to the Muslim region of Mindanao to quell more than 40 years of rebellion that has killed at least 150,000 people. The proposed law is...
  • Philippine high court upholds law on birth control rights

    The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a law guaranteeing access to birth control and sex education in a country that has high maternal mortality and ranks 53rd worldwide in total fertility rate.  Implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and...