Pope Francis has finally arrived in the Philippines a few hours ago. For migrant Filipinos wishing to see the significant event in the history of our home country, we thank social media for the video and photo upload of netizens.
What is the impact of Pope Francis’ pastoral visit to the Philippines? Seen on social media were two children who were part of the first greeters of Pope Francis and they are abandoned children being sheltered by Don Bosco Center. Part of his itinerary includes ample time to spend with survivors of the devastating typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City.
Born as Jorge Mario Bergoglio on December 17, 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he was elected to the Papacy on March 13, 2013. Over two years in his reverend position as head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis has shown simplicity, some unconventional yet naturally humane answers and stand regarding some delicate life issues.
Pope Francis’ Philippine visit’s theme is Mercy and Compassion and this transcends the boundaries of faith and culture. Let us all believe in One Supreme Being who guides us everyday of our life – regardless of what religion we embrace and practice.