Cebu News Digest: Jan. 20, 2015: Will Pope Francis come to Cebu next year?

WILL POPE VISIT CEBU NEXT YEAR? Pope Francis looks to the crowd sending him off at the Villamor Airbase before entering the plane that took him to Rome yesterday. Local Church officials are hoping that the Pope will return to the country next year to attend the International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu in January. (Malacañang Photo)

AFTER a rapturous welcome by millions of Filipinos, Pope Francis left the country yesterday “feeling the warmth” of the bastion of Christianity in Asia. While many in Cebu who had hoped the popular pontiff would drop by were disappointed, there are talks the pope will be here for an important Church conference next year. Despite…

Cebu News Digest: Jan. 19, 2015: Pope calls on Filipinos to be ‘outstanding missionaries of faith in Asia;’ P1.25/liter oil price rollback today; Abuyog, Placer top Sinulog Grand Parade; no classes in Cebu today

An estimated 6 million to 7 million people attended the mass in Luneta yesterday, possibly the biggest papal crowd in history, Vatican officials said. Pope Francis is scheduled to leave the Philippines today following a visit that saw millions warmly welcoming the popular pontiff. Late last night, organizers announced that Kulturang Placereño won the Sinulog-based…

Cebu News Digest: Jan. 16, 2015: Pope Francis arrives in the Philippines; commemorative papal coins out; Sibonga steel bridge opens

ROCKSTAR POPE. Pope Francis smiles at the huge crowd thatl ined up to welcome him. (Philippine News Agency photo)

Pope Francis arrived to a massive Filipino welcome yesterday. People lined up the streets to catch a glimpse of him as he rode on his popemobile from the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City to the Apostolic Nunciature on Quirino Ave. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, meanwhile, has issued P50 and P500 commemorative papal coins.…

Cebu News Digest: Jan . 14, 2015: Cebu is Plan B for Pope in case of bad weather; arguments spark over P7 fare, LTFRB tells commuters: report PUJ violators

PAPAL VISIT. Pope Francis will be in the Philippines this week. (Creative Commons photo by the Catholic Church of England)

Transport and security officials yesterday inspected the Mactan Cebu International Airport facilities in relation to the coming visit of Pope Francis in the country and the holding of the Sinulog. Officials said the pope’s flight will be diverted to Cebu only in the event of bad weather in Tacloban. Arguments have broken out over the…