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Philippine lay group appeals to govt to allow religious gatherings

The Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas appealed to the government to allow the holding of religious gatherings in areas under "general community quarantine."

Carmelite nuns sew face masks for Manila’s poor

During the quarantine period, the nun believes that it is God's call for them to sew masks for the poor, saying that "He will keep bothering you."

Marikina mayor orders police to free arrested relief workers

The mayor of Marikina City ordered police to release ten relief workers arrested while conducting community kitchen operations on Labor Day. In a statement, Mayor...

Diocese of Daet extends suspension of public celebration of Holy Mass

The Diocese of Daet has extended the suspension of all religious mass gatherings even as the local government of Camarines Norte province eased strict...

Update: Authorities withdraw go signal for religious gatherings under GCQ

The Philippine government has withdrawn its earlier statement that it will allow religious gatherings in areas under "general community quarantine," or GCQ, starting May...

Pope Francis prays for ‘prudence and obedience’ as lockdown eases

Pope Francis has prayed that Christians would act with “prudence and prayer” as lockdown restrictions due to the new coronavirus pandemic started to ease. During...

Manila Archdiocese commits more aid for poor amid lockdown extension

The social action arm of the Catholic Church in Manila has vowed to continue its humanitarian aid response after the government extended the lockdown...

Philippine priest offers ‘door-to-door’ confession, communion amid lockdown

Suspension of religious celebrations due to the pandemic did not prevent a Catholic priest in the central Philippine province of Leyte from caring for his flock

Novaliches bishop appeals for mental, spiritual health of people amid lockdown

Bishop Roberto Gaa of Novaliches has called on authorities to act on the mental and spiritual health needs of the people during the lockdown...

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