Philippines

Benigno Aquino under pressure to resign after 44 police officers are killed in battle with Islamists

A 12-hour gun fight between Islamic rebels and government troops took place earlier this week

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Pope says it gave him ‘consolation and hope’ to see so many large families during papal visit to South Asia

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has reiterated Francis’s ‘spiritual and missionary message’

There were a number of memorable and touching moments during the papal visit

At new in-flight press conference Francis says good Catholics are not required ‘to be like rabbits’

The Pope was given a framed image of the Little Flower during his flight from Sri Lanka to the Philippines

Corruption in the Third World and the break down of family life in the UK contribute to the blight of global poverty