Category: Pope Francis

Papal Visit Itinerary

The Papal Visit itinerary has already been approved by the Vatican, which means Pope Francis will definitely be here in the Philippines on January 15-19, 2015. This great news was announced to the media Friday, November 14, by Manila Archbishop…

Still the Son of the Church

by Joey Villarama There is no doubt that Pope Francis is popular inside and outside Catholic circles. Image from www.smh.com.au/comment/pope-francis-not-so-cool-when-it-comes-to-nuns-20140514-zrceh.html The media, too, which has either been indifferent or hostile to the Church during the turbulent years of the last…

The Francis Effect: Publicity ploy?

by Joey Villarama   The world has met its new Pope- Pope Francis. Wearing only a plain white cassock and his stole upon greeting the crowd on his election, and bowing down, asking also for prayers from the gathered crowd…

The Francis Effect: The Dark Horse

by Joey Villarama   It took two days and five ballots before the Papal conclave finally chose the worldwide Catholic Churchís new Pope. Suspense enveloped St. Peterís square as the entire world waited to see the new church leader. When…

The Francis Effect: Why the World Loves Pope Francis

by Joey Villarama It was like a scene out the movie Angels & Demons: St. Peterís Square overflowing to the brim, with crowds from Via Conciliazione, the main artery leading to the Square, trying to press in to get closer…