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Why are Filipinos resilient? Tagle bares secrets to Pope

MANILA - Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Friday warmly welcomed Pope Francis to the newly-restored Manila Cathedral, which, like the Filipino people, has survived calamities time and again.

LOOK: Pope Francis meets former street kids in Manila

MANILA (UPDATE) – Pope Francis met with former street children after celebrating mass at the Manila Cathedral on Friday.

PNoy attack vs 'brothers' surprises Jesuit

MANILA - The Executive Director of Jesuit Communications on Friday said he was surprised by President Aquino's speech attacking members of the Church who kept silent about the abuses of the Arroyo administration.

Pope Francis' message in Malacanang (full text)

Below is the speech of Pope Francis in Malacanang, where he urged everyone to reject corruption because it diverts resources away from the poor.

ADVISORY: Closed and alternate roads near the Papal Routes, Day 2

A quick guide on the areas affected by the road closures for the arrival motorcade of Pope Francis on Day 2.  

Little hope of Roman Catholic revolution

A former athlete and television host who proudly campaigns against sex education in schools will host Pope Francis' meeting with Filipino families.

'Sea of lights' welcomes Pope Francis in PH

MANILA - A virtual "sea of lights" welcomed Pope Francis as his convoy wound its way through the streets of Manila at the start of his five-day trip to the Philippines on Thursday.

10 Commandments for Pope Francis encounters

Short of issuing an encyclical, the Catholic church in the Philippines, with the help of government, has embarked on an information campaign to make the papal venues safe and secure. ABS-CBNnews.com summarized the key pieces of advice into this biblical-type infographic.

Waiting for a glimpse of the Pope in Manila

MANILA - Thousands of Catholics have started to flock to Villamor Air Base and the route where Pope Francis' convoy is expected to pass today.

Millions of followers, and a storm, await Pope in the Philippines

MANILA - Security fears and a potential storm have Philippine leaders on edge ahead of the arrival on Thursday of Pope Francis on his first visit to Asia's largest Catholic nation, where millions of people are expected to attend public events.