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Filipino Focus

The large archipelago of the Philippines, in its richness of peoples and cultures, offers varied and challenging situations for mission.

Educator at heart

The French missionary served the least, the last and the lost until his death last year. Before his passing, the 101-year-old Jesuit did have a purposeful life after having helped over 800,000…

Heal, not kill

As the death toll of drug-related killings continue to rise following the new administration’s war on drugs, some Church leaders have come forward offering better solutions. Filipino priests and…

The blind visionary

Being born sans material wealth is challenging enough yet being born deprived of senses is way tougher. But for someone who was born blind, Ronnel del Rio grew up teeming with vision. What he lacks in…

From ashes to art

Melbourne-based street artist Kaff-eine found her way to the charcoal-making community in Baseco and the dumpsite in Happyland, Manila, where she collaborated with residents and created artworks using…

Keeping an eye on the world

The Holy See's oversight may be limited to the 1.2-billion Catholic population and its territory constrained by the Vatican City's 44-hectare land size. But the Holy See's concerns involve the global…

Friend of the forgotten

The insistent invitation of Pope Francis to the Church to ‘go out to the peripheries’ of society in order to encounter Christ there, is, on one hand, an implicit acknowledgment that the ‘peripheries’…

Responding to nature’s call

Like endangered species, environmental activists are being threatened to extinction. They are harassed, detained, sued and even killed for protecting the environment. But while environmental…

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