Manila – Philippines (Friday, 01/16/2015, Gaudium Press) The Philippines has been blessed by the pastoral visit of Pope Francis. During these days several celebrations and events will be held to welcome the Holy Father, who will be in this Asian country until January 19th.
The newly appointed Cardinal and Archbishop of Manila, Luis Antonio Tagle, in an interview with Vatican Television Center says that he believes that the theme of the Pope’s visit will refer to the theme of “mercy and compassion” for the Filipino people.
“Meeting the victims, the Pope wants to ensure that they are not forgotten. We will pray together,” he said.
Archbishop Tagle said that he awaits the moment when the Pope is in Tacloban and Palo, and he expects that meetings with families and young people will take place.
“This is also a sign of mercy and compassion, they are not only typhoons, earthquakes, not only are these calamities that strike and destroy life, everyday problems such as poverty, injustice and corruption: these are the typhoons of the day by day, “he said. (LMI)