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North Korea lauds China ties as Xi wraps up trip

PYONGYANG, North Korea – North Korea lauded its ties with historic ally China on Friday, June 21, as Xi Jinping wrapped up a highly symbolic two-day visit to his nuclear-armed neighbor, with both countries facing deadlock in their negotiations with US President Donald Trump. Kim Jong-un told the Chinese president ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2019

Iraq officially invites pope to visit

BAGHDAD, Iraq – President Barham Saleh has sent an official invitation to Pope Francis to visit Iraq after the pontiff said he would like to travel to the Muslim country despite security conditions . Earlier this month Francis said "I want to go next year" to Iraq, which has ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

LOOK- Filipino bishops visit Pope Francis in Vatican - ABS-CBN News

LOOK: Filipino bishops visit Pope Francis in Vatican ABS-CBN News Filipino bishops met Pope Francis in the Vatican City on Monday for their official visit......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 20th, 2019

Pope Francis asks Bulgarians to open hearts to migrants

SOFIA, Bulgaria – Pope Francis urged Bulgarians to open their hearts and doors to refugees as he began a visit to the European Union's poorest country, where the main Orthodox Church snubbed holding joint prayers with the pontiff. Prime Minister Boyko Borisov met Francis at the airport, welcoming him with a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 5th, 2019

Filipino bishops set to have an audience with Pope Francis in Ad Limina visit to Vatican

Filipino bishops set to have an audience with Pope Francis in 'Ad Limina' visit to Vatican Manila Bulletin Filipino bishops are set to meet with the Holy Father Pope Francis this month until.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 5th, 2019

Duterte thanks Pope for visiting PH in 2015

A year after his controversial profanity-filled public remarks, President Duterte has sent a letter to Pope Francis to express gratitude for his auspicious visit to the Philippines in 2015......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017

Remembering papal visit, Duterte writes Pope Francis

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is sending a personal letter to Pope Francis, remembering the pontiff's 2015 apostolic visit to the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017

Duterte thanks Pope Francis for 2015 visit in letter -

Duterte thanks Pope Francis for 2015 visit in letter -»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017

Pistons rally past short-handed Heat

em>By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press /em> MIAMI (AP) — Reggie Jackson scored 27 points, Andre Drummond finished with 25 points and 18 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons wore down the depleted Miami Heat for a 107-98 victory Sunday night (Monday, PHL time). Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 23 for Detroit, which improved to 1-17 this season when trailing at halftime. The Pistons out-rebounded Miami 48-34 and held the Heat to 36 percent shooting over the final 39 minutes. James Johnson scored 20 points and Wayne Ellington had 18 for Miami, which got 14 from Josh Richardson and had a 14-point lead before the game turned. Miami had 66 points in the first half, and 32 in the second. The Heat were without what could have been a starting lineup -- Goran Dragic (back), Dion Waiters (groin), Justise Winslow (shoulder), Josh McRoberts (foot) and Hassan Whiteside (eye). With those five players out, along with Chris Bosh, those on the unable-to-go list for the Heat on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) are making more than $70 million this season. The starting five Miami used Sunday (Monday, PHL time) makes about a combined $9.7 million -- most of that $6 million for Ellington -- or roughly six times less than what Detroit's starters will earn this season. Yet for a while, none of that mattered. Miami made its first eight shots, plus connected on 10 of its first 15 three-pointers. And then the bubble burst. After that sizzling first half, Miami scored 15 points in the third quarter and zero points in the first five minutes of the fourth. Detroit took command with a 27-8 run over a stretch of a little more than eight minutes. strong>TIP-INS /strong> em> strong>Pistons: /strong> /em>Marcus Morris returned after missing Friday's (Saturday, PHL time) game in Atlanta with a sore left knee. The Pistons committed five fouls in the first 1:45 of the second quarter, but the Heat only got one trip to the line while in the bonus. Detroit lost Aron Baynes to an injury to his left leg early in the fourth quarter. em> strong>Heat: /strong> /em> Whiteside was the only Miami player to been in every game this season. Miami has now used 14 different starting lineups in the last 29 games. Miami plans to have its injured players, except McRoberts, travel with them when they leave on Monday for a six-game trip that starts in Phoenix on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). Dragic, Winslow and Whiteside could all be back as early as then. strong>UDONIS AND UDRIH /strong> The only current players in the NBA with names that start with 'Ud' -- Miami's Udonis Haslem and Detroit's Beno Udrih, a former Heat guard -- chatted for a few minutes at midcourt before the game. Haslem logged a season-high 21 minutes for the shorthanded Heat. Udrih didn't play. strong>SPO AND STAN /strong> Even as both endure rough seasons, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy remain among the NBA's winningest active coaches. Among coaches with at least 500 games, San Antonio's Gregg Popovich is No. 1 in terms of winning percentage, Washington's Scott Brooks is No. 2 -- followed by Spoelstra and Van Gundy, respectively. strong>UP NEXT /strong> em> strong>Pistons: /strong> /em> Host Indiana on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time), opening a quick two-game homestand. em> strong>Heat: /strong> /em>Visit Phoenix on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). The Heat don't play at home again until Jan. 17 (Jan. 18, PHL time). .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2017

No road closures during Miss Universe pageant – Duterte

MANILA, Philippines - More than a year after he cursed Pope Francis for causing traffic jams during the papal visit in 2015, President Duterte has ordered th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 9th, 2016

Pope offers new beatitudes for saints of a new age

MALMO, Sweden &'8212; The saints are blessed because they were faithful and meek and cared for others, Pope Francis said. At the end of an ecumenical trip to Sweden, Pope Francis celebrated the feast of All Saints Nov. 1 with a Catholic Mass in a Malmo st.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolmailRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2016

Filipino liturgical artist gives Pope Francis another framed artwork

A Filipino liturgical artist personally handed Pope Francis a framed artwork, the third piece given to the head of the Roman Catholic Church, during a visit at the Vatican this week......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 23rd, 2016

Selfies and prayers as Pope lifts Italy quake survivors

Pope Francis on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to the Italian mountain communities devastated by an August earthquake, mixing poignant silent prayers amid the ruins with grinning selfies alongside survivors he implored to believe in a brighter future......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 5th, 2016

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to quake zone

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has made a surprise visit to the site of the devastating August earthquake in central Italy......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 4th, 2016

Pope makes surprise visit to Italy’s quake-hit Amatrice: Vatican

Pope Francis arrived on Tuesday in Amatrice in central Italy, in a surprise visit to the town that bore the brunt of the August 24 earthquake that killed nearly 300 people, the Vatican said......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 4th, 2016

Pope in 2017: Portugal, India, Bangladesh, Colombia, Africa

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis will visit Portugal next year and is "almost sure" he'll go to India and Bangladesh. Still to be determined is where in Africa he'll visit and whether Colombia's peace accord is "certain, certain, certain" enou.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 3rd, 2016

Pope visits Georgia, Azerbaijan with peace message

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is wrapping up a Caucasus pilgrimage that began in June in Armenia and ends this weekend with a visit to two other countries with.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 30th, 2016

Who is orchestrating the Obama-Duterte zarzuela?

Or The Making of A Philippine Political Superstar should have been the sub-title of this piece. When Duterte cussed Pope Francis during the latter’s visit to the Philippines, it was to be taken as a release of his natural tendency to badmouth almos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2016

Pope dons scrubs to visit premature babies at Rome hospital

ROME — Pope Francis has donned a pair of surgical scrubs to visit premature babies at a Rome hospital......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 16th, 2016

Pope Francis mulls Italy quake visit as survivors dig in

Pope Francis mulls Italy quake visit as survivors dig in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2016