Official hails “exemplary” peace, security for Iran’s religious minorities

December 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on Official hails “exemplary” peace, security for Iran’s religious minorities 

ORUMIYEH, West Azarbaijan prov, Dec. 25 — Governor General of West Azarbaijan province Qorbanali Saadat praised the peace, security and participation of religious minorities in Iran.

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International Day of Families

May 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on International Day of Families 

150514183456Atty. Jo Aurea Imbong of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) discusses the complementary roles of men and women in contemporary families during a forum held in observance of the International Day of Families on Wednesday (May 13, 2015) at the Church of Jesus Christ the Latter-day Saints in Quezon City. (PNA photo by Leilani S. Junio)
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Forum on Filipino families

May 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on Forum on Filipino families 

150514182834Rosario B. dela Rosa (right), vice chairperson of the National Committee on the Filipino Family (NCFF) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), explains to the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries and other groups the essence of Filipino families as protected under Article 15 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution during a forum held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Quezon City on Wednesday (May 13, 2015). (PNA photos by Leilani S. Junio)
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Mayor thanks, hails 2 Indian philanthropists for donation of wheelchairs, nebulizers

May 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on Mayor thanks, hails 2 Indian philanthropists for donation of wheelchairs, nebulizers 

DAGUPAN CITY, May 12 — Mayor Belen Fernandez thanked two Indian philanthropists for their meaningful donations for the benefit of senior citizens and persons with disabilities as well as children and adults in Dagupan.

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(Feature) How to stay holy after Holy Week?

April 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Feature) How to stay holy after Holy Week? 

By Kris M. Crismundo

MANILA, April 5 (PNA) — It’s easy to do good things, be kind, and holy during the Holy Week — the season when we reminisce and reflect on the sacrifices of God in forgiving our sins through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

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Reenactment of the ‘Salubong’ in General Trias, Cavite

April 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on Reenactment of the ‘Salubong’ in General Trias, Cavite 

150405104319Catholics in General Trias, Cavite celebrate Easter Sunday (April 5, 2015) with the traditional “Salubong” — a ritual recreating the imagined first meeting of Jesus Christ and Virgin Mary after the resurrection. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)
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Life-size statues depicting how Jesus fell for the second time while carrying His cross

April 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Life-size statues depicting how Jesus fell for the second time while carrying His cross 

150402162335These life-size statues found at the Rosary Hills of the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto Shrine in Gaya-Gaya, San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan depict how Jesus Christ fell for the second time while carrying the heavy cross prior to His crucifixion. Thousands of Catholic pilgrims from different places in Metro Manila and nearby provinces flock to the 50-year-old Grotto Shrine during the Holy Week to reflect on the sacrifices of Jesus. (PNA photo by Leilani S. Junio)
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Crucifixion of Jesus together with two thieves

April 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Crucifixion of Jesus together with two thieves 

150402161825SAN JOSE DEL MONTE CITY, Bulacan (PNA) — These life-size statues depicting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ (on the second cross from left), together with two thieves, are among the attractions at the Rosary Hills of the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto Shrine in Barangay Gaya-Gaya, San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan. During the Holy Week, thousands of Catholic devotees from Metro Manila and nearby provinces flock to the 50-year-old Grotto Shrine to reflect on the sacrifices of Jesus Christ. (PNA photo by Leilani S. Junio)
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(Feature) DOH reminds penitents, flagellants this Holy Week: Be safe

April 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Feature) DOH reminds penitents, flagellants this Holy Week: Be safe 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, March 29 (PNA) — As the nation once again observes Holy Week starting Monday, the Department of Health (DOH) is reminding the public to be careful in engaging in crucifixion or being nailed on the cross and self-flagellation to express remorse of sorrow for their sins and wrongdoings.

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PRC gives safety advice for Feast of the Black Nazarene participants

January 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on PRC gives safety advice for Feast of the Black Nazarene participants 

MANILA, Jan. 7 — On the occasion of the annual procession of the revered Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno or Black Nazarene of Quiapo on Friday, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) issued on Wednesday helpful advice for those participating in it.

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