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Pope’s Philippine visit

VATICAN (Mabuhay) : Pope Francis told a group of Filipino bishops who were in Rome attending the Synod of Bishops on Family Life that even after almost one year he still has vivid memories of his visit to their country in January this year.

CBCP News reported on October 24 that Archbishop José Palma quoted the pope as saying in a brief and casual meeting, “I have special admiration for the Filipinos.”

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Bishops asked to broker peace for Lumads

MANILA (Agencies) : Leaders of Lumad communities in Mindanao are asking the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of The Philippines to go beyond issuing statements condemning the recent murders of their community leaders and to actively intervene in ending the militarisation of tribal community areas.