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Celebrities ready to hit the road as Easter pilgrims

Seven well-known celebrities from a mixture of religious backgrounds will embark on a pilgrimage to Istanbul this Easter, as part of the BBC’s popular Pilgrimage series. Marking the return of the series, Pilgrimage: The Road To Istanbul will air on BBC Two this...

Pope to give online Urbi et Orbi blessing

Pope Francis is to deliver a solemn blessing normally reserved for Easter and Christmas later on Friday. "We want to respond to the virus pandemic with the universality of prayer," a message posted on the Pope's official Twitter account said. The hour-long service of...

Pandemic casts spotlight on a nearly forgotten martyr: St Corona

She had become nearly forgotten. Little is known about the young woman who was killed for her Christian faith, presumably in the second century A.D. But now, a pandemic is shedding light on her: St Corona. The German Catholic news agency KNA reports the Church’s...

Pope thanks those who help and pray for vulnerable during pandemic

Pope Francis expressed his gratitude to the many men and women who have been inspired to help the poor and accompany the sick and the elderly during the coronavirus pandemic. "These days, news has arrived of how many people are beginning to have a general concern for...

Philippine authorities arrest suspect in priest’s murder

Philippine authorities announced on 15th June that they had arrested their “prime suspect” in the killing of Fr Richmond Villaflor Nilo, reported ucanews.com.

The suspect, identified as Adell Roll Milan, was arrested in San Isidro on 14th June, the same day Fr Nilo was buried.

A witness reportedly identified Milan, an alleged former drug user and hitman, as having shot the priest on 10th June. Authorities said police have also identified the vehicles used by the gunman and his accomplices, ucanews.com reported.

Fr Nilo was shot and killed by motorcycle-riding gunmen at a village chapel in Zaragoza while he was about to celebrate Mass. He was the third priest and the second in Nueva Ecija province killed in six months.

Bishop Sofronio Bancud of Cabanatuan celebrated Fr Nilo’s funeral at St Nicolas of Tolentine Cathedral in Cabanatuan. Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, papal nuncio to the Philippines, and several priests and bishops concelebrated.

Picture: A Filipino police officer inspects a motorcycle rider in Manila on 14th April. Fr Richmond Villaflor Nilo was shot and killed by motorcycle-riding gunmen on 10th June. (CNS photo/Mark R. Cristino, EPA).

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Celebrities ready to hit the road as Easter pilgrims

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She had become nearly forgotten. Little is known about the young woman who was killed for her Christian faith, presumably in the second century A.D. But now, a pandemic is shedding light on her: St Corona. The German Catholic news agency KNA reports the Church’s...

Pope thanks those who help and pray for vulnerable during pandemic

Pope Francis expressed his gratitude to the many men and women who have been inspired to help the poor and accompany the sick and the elderly during the coronavirus pandemic. "These days, news has arrived of how many people are beginning to have a general concern for...