[Papal Visit 2015] Francis is Catholic world’s ‘Awa ng Diyos’

CBCP President Socrates Villegas, DD (photo from CBCPNews.com)



MANILA (The Filipino Connection, January 13)–Mercy. In Filipino, awa ng Diyos.

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[Papal Visit 2015] What Francis likes: ‘Popular piety’ that plays big roles in Pinoys’ faith

The annual Black Nazareno procession in Manila is one form of popular religiosity that Pope Francis likes as a means to strengthen the faith, says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (photo by MIA ROSIENNA MALLARI / The Filipino Connection)



MANILA (The Filipino Connection, 13 January)—After the nation’s capital saw one Black Nazarene image putting millions of Filipino Catholic faithful to a stop for devotion, this form of “popular religiosity” is one “act of liberation” that a forthcoming visitor actually likes.

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[Papal Visit 2015] Yolanda victims ‘central’ to Pope’s visit in PHL

Visiting Leyteno survivors of typhoon Yolanda will be central to the visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines, says the head of the Philippines' Catholic bishops (photo take from http://www.acpcomputer.edu.sg/index.php/acp-gives-aid-to-yolanda-victims-in-the-philippines/)



MANILA (The Filipino Connection, 13 January)–As the arrival of Pope Francis to the Philippines draws near, Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas reminded the public that consoling typhoon Yolanda survivors in Leyte is “the primary reason” for his apostolic visit.

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