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Pope Francis: I can make the bad guys good for a weekend

ROME – The Pontiff is a Swiftie after all.

Speaking in front of the Vatican-accredited media personnel (VAMP), Pope Francis jokingly quoted a line in Taylor Swift’s hit single “Blank Space.” 217 more words


State Visit and Apostolic Journey of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Philippines

Date: January 15-19, 2015

I was only in my Grade 6 year when the now St. John Paul II visited the Philippines for the 10th World Youth Day. 1,550 more words


Back home

We have finally arrived in Manila after 8 days in Cebu and Tacloban. Dealing with 16 bags for 8 people; 6 different places to sleep (one outdoor); a Papal visit; unscheduled trips and the headache that is the AirAsia Zest call centre staff. 75 more words


Papa Francisco, Mahal Ka Namin! (Pope Francis, We Love You!)

I am practically born a Catholic – My parents are both Catholic and coming from the Philippines which has 80% of the population to be Catholics. 442 more words


Stick and Stone May Break Our Bones, but Your Cartoons Will Never Hurt Us.

As a catholic, I am trying to understand the humor in Charlie Hebdo’s caricature. I looked for anything that Charlie created depicting Jesus and I found  323 more words


Lolo Kiko, Thank You for the inspiration. You're the real MVP. "Most Valuable Pope"

2015 has just begun. And for the last five days, the Filipino nation has been blessed with the visit of the Bishop of Rome himself, Pope Francis. 1,854 more words