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Paskuhan focuses on forthcoming papal visit

Dec. 12, 2014, 11:52 p.m. - AN ESTIMATED 70,000 people flocked to UST on Thursday for this year’s Paskuhan celebration, which focused on the upcoming papal visit and featured the return of the yearly fireworks display.

The University-wide celebration had the theme “Pagdiriwang ng Pagmamalasakit: Tomasino Kaisa ni Papa Francisco at ng Simbahan sa Pasko.”

Vatican hails PH papal visit preparations

Dec. 6, 2014, 10:11 a.m. - THE VATICAN lauded the country’s efforts in ensuring spiritual readiness among Filipinos in time for the apostolic visit of Pope Francis on Jan. 15 to 19, 2015.

In a recollection for papal visit committee members held at the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. Building Wednesday morning, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, papal visit committee head, said Vatican officials had learned about the recollections and "faith-inspired activities" being done in preparation for the papal visit. 

Youth reminded: Papal visit not a social gathering

Nov. 29, 2014, 6:13 p.m. - THE CATHOLIC Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is urging the youth to renew and strengthen their faith during Pope Francis' visit to the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas on Jan. 18, 2015.

Bishop Leopoldo Jaucian, chairman of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Youth (CBCP-ECY), called on young Filipinos to reflect on the real essence of the Pope’s visit, which is to live and share God’s “mercy and compassion.”

Pope’s encounter with youth in UST ‘not just for Thomasians’

Nov. 28, 2014, 9:52 a.m. - POPE Francis' meeting with the youth in Asia's oldest university on Jan. 18 will be open to all, not just Thomasians.

Bishop Leopoldo Jaucian, chairman of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines—Episcopal Commission on Youth (CBCP-ECY), said the gathering in the Pontifical University would be for the whole Church, especially Catholic youth.

“We are happy that UST accepted to be venue of this youth encounter. But this is not merely for Thomasians," he told the Varsitarian. "This is open for everyone, but with special prioritization for the youth.”

The UST parade ground will however be reserved for pre-selected participants from youth ministries of dioceses across the nation, which the ECY will determine.

Pope Francis beatifies Paul VI

Oct. 19, 2014, 11:45 p.m. - THE POPE who reaffirmed the teachings of the Catholic Church on human life is one step away from sainthood.

Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI during the closing Mass of the Third Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican.

The late pontiff’s image was unveiled in front of thousands of pilgrims. The relic of Paul VI brought to Pope Francis was one of the two wool undershirts that the late pontiff wore when a Bolivian painter stabbed him in the chest during his visit to the Philippines in 1970.

Papal visit set on Jan. 15-19, 2015

29 July 2014, 3:21 p.m. - THE UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas will host its fourth papal visit when Pope Francis goes on a three-day pastoral journey to Manila and Leyte in January 2015.

Details of the 2015 papal visit will be announced in a press conference at the Arzobispado de Manila later this afternoon by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara who heads the social communication commission of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, and Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto, the papal nuncio.

Pope Francis is expected to meet President Benigno S. Aquino III in Malacañang, and will lead an open-air Mass at the Quirino Grandstand.