Tag Archives: religion

April 16, 2017

Papal Power: Remembering a visit of a lifetime


Happy Easter, everybody! Remember that on this special day that symbolizes new hope and renewal, there is always something to look forward to and be thankful for, even during the most challenging of times. As the anointed “people’s pope” Pope Francis celebrates his fourth anniversary as the leader of some 1.2 billion Catholics this year, PeopleAsia commemorates his Continue Reading


April 12, 2016

Santiago de Compostela: Pilgrims on the Roof


Text by JOANNE RAE RAMIREZ Photos courtesy of TURISMO DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain is both a destination and a journey, a tourist spot and a spiritual beacon, a city of architectural marvels and edifices of faith. (Two pilgrims admire the breathtaking view from the rooftop of the 11th-century Santiago Continue Reading


March 22, 2016

Pontifex Maximus

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By JOAQUIN CARLOS U. DE JESUS It has been years since the head of the Roman Catholic Church was a rock star in both the spiritual and secular spheres. Mired for years in scandals of corruption, sex abuse and inflexibility, the Catholic Church—globally—is currently enjoying a seeming rebirth of popularity thanks to its charismatic head, Continue Reading