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Papal Legate Cardinal Bo calls on President Aquino

Papal Legate Cardinal Bo calls on President Aquino

MANILA (Feb. 1, 2016) – His Eminence Charles Maung Cardinal Bo, SDB, archbishop of Yangon, paid a courtesy call on President Benigno S. Aquino III at the Music Room of Malacañang Palace on Monday. Cardinal Bo, Myanmar’s first Roman Catholic cardinal, was appointed by Pope Francis as the Papal Legate to the 51st International Eucharistic […]

Knights support Eucharistic congress in the Philippines

One year after Pope Francis made his historic visit to the Philippines in January 2015, the Asian nation is hosting another major Vatican event with the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu City. The Knights of Columbus has more than 350,000 members in the predominantly Catholic country, where the Order began operations in 1905. Hundreds […]

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Transcript of Pope Francis’ message to the 51st IEC

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I greet all of you gathered in Cebu for the Fifty-first International Eucharistic Congress. I thank Cardinal Bo, who is my representative among you, and I offer a special greeting to Cardinal Vidal, Archbishop Palma and the bishops, priests and faithful in Cebu. I also greet Cardinal Tagle and all the […]

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Papal legate calls on Filipino families to evangelize the world

CEBU City (Feb. 1, 2016) – Pope Francis’ representative to a global Catholic congress here called on Filipino families to re-populate and re-Christianize Europe and North America as well as countries where Christians are a minority, declaring Filipino families and youth as the future of the Church. In his homily for the Statio Orbis or […]

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Hungary to host next IEC 

CEBU City, Jan. 31, 2016— Pope Francis announced on Sunday that Budapest will be hosting the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) in 2020. The Hungarian capital will be hosting the event held every  four years. The 51st IEC just held in Cebu City drew more than 12,000 participants—including laity and Church leaders–from countries around the […]

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5,000 kids in Cebu receive First Communion at IEC

CEBU City, Jan. 30, 2016 – The Cebu City Sports Complex was filled to capacity Saturday as 5,000 Catholic boys and girls marked a milestone in their spiritual lives by receiving their First Communion. “I’m happy and glad [to be in this event],” said eight-year old Maryst Norña Donque of Cebu South, one of thousands […]

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Church mounts record-setting media coverage for 51st IEC

  CEBU City, Jan. 30, 2016 – In a first in the modern history of International Eucharistic Congresses (IEC), the Church mounted a massive, multiplatform media coverage of the 51st staging of the IEC in the Philippines, involving 15 organizations and 250 personnel. “It’s actually a lot of firsts, in  broadcast, print, radio and social […]

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Meet the seminarians of the IEC Chapel

CEBU City, Jan. 30, 2016 – In the hustle and bustle of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC), the Adoration Chapel of the IEC Pavilion serves as the reserved space for silent contemplation and adoration with the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.  Unknown to the thousands who went there to pray, adore and confess their sins […]

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Cebu gears up for Statio Orbis

CEBU City, Jan. 30, 2016— Cardinal Charles Maung Bo is capping his visit to the Philippines in a fitting way— Mass for the masses on Cebu City’s South Road Properties (SRP). The first cardinal of Myanmar is expected to see the largest gathering of his one week tour on Sunday when he celebrates an outdoor […]

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Korean journo impressed by Pinoy’s passion for faith

CEBU City, Jan. 30, 2016 – A South Korean journalist covering the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) has shared her impression of the faith of Filipinos, noting the honor and passion they show in being Catholics. “Philippine Catholics are proud and passionate. They surprised me, and I was very pleased,” declared Cristina Eunyoung Kim, who […]

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