This is the second Filipino priest to be assassinated by gunmen in just over four months. Both were social justice advocates and defenders of the poor.
"Almost 2,000 people, who have nothing, live in the cemetery in Manila; they are born, live and die there”: Jackie Pallas of the Society of Missionary Children.
Report on the work of Irish missionaries in the Philippines and Korea helping the marginalised and most disadvantaged.
Pope tells pilgrims that young people need their care so they will not be “robbed of hope and condemned to life on the streets.”
Impending typhoon forced Pontiff to cut short his visit to island of Leyte, one of the areas worst affected by the 2013 typhoon that claimed 10,000 lives.
The first stop on his two-nation journey is Sri Lanka where it is hoped the Pope’s visit will help spur reconciliation efforts after the country's 30-year civil war.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who was made a cardinal in 1977 by Pope Paul, will attend beatification ceremony.
Pontiff told reporters in May he wished to visit the Philippines as a gesture of solidarity with the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.