Dance, colour at Child Jesus devotion

Dancers taking part in the Sinulog celebration.Margaret Alforque-UyIt was a sea of colour and festivity as some 2,800 mainly Filipino devotees congregated at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour to honour the Child Jesus.The Festivity of the Señor Santo Niño, held on Jan 27, included a special Mass followed by a special ritual [...]

St. Padre Pio exhumed in secret midnight ceremony

ROME – Forty years after his death, the body of St. Padre Pio was exhumed in secret just before midnight on Sun Mar 2. The body was found to be "well-preserved", said the local bishop who supervised the ceremony. "From the beginning, one could see his beard clearly. The top part of the skull is [...]