La religion catholique est arrivée dans l’archipel des Philippines avec les colons espagnols, il y a 500 ans. Elle a façonné la culture des Philippins et l’Eglise a joué un rôle influent dans la société notamment lors de la destitution du régime autoritaire du président Marcos en 1986. Depuis le retour de la démocratie, l’Eglise a de nombreux défis à relever : lutte contre la pauvreté qui n’est pas la priorité du gouvernement et ouverture vers l’Eglise de Chine.
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Crédits : PFH1177183
philippines: Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos at an armed forces full honor departure ceremony, 1982
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PHILIPPINES PEOPLE POWER
• Supporters of opposition leader Corazon Aquino cheer the anti-Marcos faction as they move around the Philippine Military headquarters in Manila that has been taken over by the Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile in this Feb. 23, 1986 file photo, two days before the “people power” ousted President Ferdinand Marcos. Twenty years after authoritarian Marcos’ ouster, the Philippines is an unruly democracy with a vigorous press but that is still afflicted by poverty, corruption and violence. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, FILE)/PHILIPPINES_PEOPLE_POWER_20_YEARS_TOK105//0602221201
• Auteurs : BULLIT MARQUEZ/AP/SIPA
• Date : 20060222
• Titre : PHILIPPINES PEOPLE POWER 20 YEARS
• Légende : **FILE**Two Philippine army tanks are stopped by a wall of people as they drive in the direction of Camp Crame which is being occupied by supporters of high-ranking government defectors in Mainla in this Feb. 23, 1986 file photo, two days before the “people power” ousted President Ferdinand Marcos. Twenty years after authoritarian Marcos’ ouster, the Philippines is an unruly democracy with a vigorous press but that is still afflicted by poverty, corruption and violence. (AP Photo/Sadayuki Mikami, FILE)/PHILIPPINES_PEOPLE_POWER_20_YEARS_TOK107//0602221201
• Auteurs : SADAYUKI MIKAMI/AP/SIPA
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – 1986/01/01: Cardinal Jaime Sin arrives at a Mass in a church in Manila. He became a supporter of Corazon (Cory) Aquino. Cardinal Sin was to play a key part in the ‘People’s Power’ revolution. When Ferdinand Marcos’s Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile and Vice Chief of Staff, Lt. General Fidel V. Ramos called on the Cardinal to help, he went live on Radio Veritas and asked the people to support ‘our two good friends’. The ‘People’s Power’ revolution was to culminate in the ouster of Marcos as President of the Philippines. On February 25th 1986, Marcos and the First Lady, Imelda fled the country with their family. He was never to return to the Philippines again. Cory Aquino became the new President with Doy Laurel sworn in as her Vice President..
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