Posts Tagged ‘Philippines’

Stolen church bells being returned Comments 0

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Following repeated requests from the Philippines, the Balangiga church bells US troops stole as war booty after the 1901 Balanginga Massacre are to be returned. The massacre occurred during the Philippine-US War (1899-1902). At present, two of the bells are displayed at the US 11th Infantry Regiment’s former base at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base. Read more

72 percent of sex abuse trade perpetrators are parents Comments 0

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Modern technology has provided a means for the live-stream sex abuse trade, which is rife in the Philippines. Christian churches in the Philippines are working with the government to shut down “all forms of child violence,” especially online sexual exploitation. Online sexual exploitation of children has become a major problem, says Bishop Ruperto Santos. “What Read more

Duterte mends fences with Catholics Comments 0

Monday, July 2nd, 2018
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The Philippine president Duterte has promised to mend fences with the Catholic Church. The president shocked many in Asia’s largest Catholic country last week by describing God as “stupid.” The next day, he said that he was not talking about his God and was instead insulting the God of his critics. “Mine has a lot Read more

Hong Kong Protestant leaders accused of sexual harassment Comments 0

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

More than half of alleged sexual offenders identified in a survey of Hong Kong Protestant churches were leaders or pastoral staff. Read more Related Posts:Hong Kong church leaders divided on protestsHong Kong: Facebook and WhatsApp ‘pause’ police helpCardinal Zen begs for a good bishop for Hong KongDiocese opposes Hong Kong security clampdown

Duterte says God must be stupid Comments 0

Monday, June 25th, 2018
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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte called God “stupid” because of the concept of “original sin” in the Bible’s creation story. Addressing a summit in Davao City last Friday, the president began by saying that he found it foolish for God to create something “perfect” and then allow the first humans, Adam and Eve, to ruin it Read more

Australian nun challenges deportation Comments 0

Monday, May 7th, 2018
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An Australian nun has fought back against the Philippine government revoking her missionary visa. Sister Patricia Fox has been living in the Philippines for 27 years as a missionary. Sister Fox says the Bureau of Immigration has “no right to define and delimit the scope of our missionary and apostolate works.” The bureau says it Read more

Philippine authorities arrest 71-year-old Australian nun Comments 0

Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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On Monday, Philippine authorities arrested and detained a 71-year-old Australian nun because she had allegedly violated the conditions of her visa by engaging in illegal political activities. There is a possibility that she will be deported as an “undesirable alien”. Sister Patricia Fox, Philippine superior of the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion, was arrested at Read more

Philippine president’s popularity dive doesn’t surprise church leaders Comments 0

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Catholic church leaders say they are not surprised by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s drop in popularity. They were reacting to Sunday’s results of a Social Weather Stations’ (SWS) survey showing Duterte’s net satisfaction rating fell from June’s “very good rating” to “good”. According to the third quarter survey, which was conducted from September 23 to Read more

Catholic Church is Duterte’s strongest opponent Comments 0

Monday, August 21st, 2017

The Catholic Church in the Philippines is showing itself to be President Rodrigo Duterte’s strongest opponent, criticising and renaming Duterte’s “war on drugs” as “extra-judicial killings”. Bishop Jose Oliveros of Malolos, where 32 of last week’s 81 victims died, says: “We are all concerned about the number of drug related killings in the province because Read more

Philippines has new bishops’ conference leader Comments 0

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The Philippines bishops’ conference has elected a new president: Archbishop Romulo Valles. Since 2012 Archbishop Valles, 66, has headed the Archdiocese of Davao, on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao. Davao is the largest city in the region. About 80 per cent – or 80 million people – in the Philippines are Catholic. Read more Read more