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Will Argentine Francis, German Benedict clash over World Cup final?

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

The Vatican says it is unlikely that Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, would get together to watch their home teams in the World Cup final on Sunday.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Algerians deny extra-time defeat due to Ramadan

Algeria's goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi, left, saves a header by Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger, right, as Algeria's Medhi Lacen watches during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Germany and Algeria at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Monday, June 30, 2014. AP

Algeria goalkeeper Rais M’Bolhi insists his side’s 2-1 extra-time defeat to Germany was not down to his team-mates’ observance of Ramadan as the Desert Foxes bowed out of the World Cup.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Heat is on: US archbishops in NBA bet

Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Miami, Thomas Wenski, smiles during a news conference Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in which he announced a wager between himself and Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Gustavo Garcia-Siller on the outcome of the NBA championship between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs. Wenski wagered Key Lime pie, Cuban coffee and coffee maker, a bushel of oranges and grapefruit and a donation to the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Antonio if the Heat lose.  AP

The archbishops of Miami and San Antonio — US cities that are NBA championship rivals — have made their bets, and both are praying hard for a win.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Pacquiao fight no excuse to skip Mass, says bishop

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Manny Pacquiao (left) and Timothy Bradley. AP FILE PHOTO

Do not skip Mass on Palm Sunday just to watch the rematch between Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and American boxer Timothy Bradley Jr., the head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines reminded the Catholic faithful Saturday.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files,Professional | Read More »

NCAA cancels basketball games Monday due to INC event

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The NCAA has decided to postpone its basketball games Monday due to the heavy traffic brought about by the huge medical missions of Iglesia ni Cristo in various parts of Metro Manila.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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