Millions in Eucharistic Procession in Philippines; Pope Francis Appears in Family Film

Millions Show Love for the Eucharist in Philippines Procession - CEBU, Philippines — Massive crowds, estimated in the millions, took part in the Masses and liturgical processions of the eight-day International Eucharistic Congress that recently concluded in the Philippines.

“We are called to understand, love and assimilate the very love of Jesus. … Our lives, too, must be offered in sacrifice,” Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin said in his Jan. 29 homily.

An estimated 1.5 million people attended a Mass and liturgical procession for the International Eucharistic Congress in the Philippines on Friday. The Mass was held on the grounds of the Cebu Provincial Capitol....Read more

Pope Francis to Appear in Family Film About Parables - VATICAN CITY — The “Pope of Surprises” is at it again. Pope Francis is set to be featured in the upcoming film Beyond the Sun, the first Pope to appear in a big-screen production.

The idea for the film came from the Holy Father, who approached the filmmakers at AMBI Pictures, asking them to produce a movie that could effectively portray Gospel passages and parables to children.

The movie will be a family adventure story, where children from different cultures emulate the apostles while searching for Christ in the world around them, says the film group...Read more