Articles worth reading
%uFEFFSan Miguel Corporation (SMC), in cooperation with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), eyes to extract over a million metric tons of waste in its P3 billion Tullahan and Pasig rehabilitation initiatives by June this year. Photos show ongoing cleanup activities at Niugan, Malabon and Pandacan, Manila that will help reduce severe flooding in nearby areas and   complement flood mitigation efforts in Metro Manila.

SMC ramps up P3-billion program to revive Tullahan, Pasig rivers

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is eyeing to remove a total of 1 million tons of silt and solid waste from the Tullahan-Tinajeros river system by June this year— over a year since it implemented its massive P1-billion program to clean up and rehab...

Aimazing teams up with M2Cash for online-to-offline retail tech 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

Aimazing, the preferred retail data platform for mall management, has announced a strategic partnership with Philippines’ leading IT consulting and O2O marketing company, M2Cash, enabling Philippines malls and retailers to digitalise their shop...

EcoWaste exposes mislabeled 'lead free" paints 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

The mislabeling of “lead free” paint products when in fact they are not has to stop to protect the public from the adverse health effects of exposure to lead, a toxic chemical banned in the production of paints, according to the EcoWaste ...

Metro News

Pope Francis

Pope Francis encourages Filipinos to spread faith 

account_balanceMetro News account_circleMariel Guevarra chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

Pope Francis urged Filipinos around the world to continue to share the Catholic faith, saying it is "part of your genes" and a "blessed infectiousness" that must be preserved, according to a report by Philippine News Agency.

In his homily during the Mass for 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines at the Vatican Sunday, the pontiff said the Philippines received the "joy of the Gospel".

“You received the joy of the Gospel: the good news that God so loved us that he gave his Son for us. And this joy is evident in your people. We see it in your eyes, on your faces, in your songs and in your prayers. In the joy with which you bring your faith to other lands,” he said.

He expressed gratitude to Filipinos worldwide and cited Filipinas in Rome whom he described as "smugglers" of faith.

“Because wherever they go to work, they sow the faith. It is part of your genes, a blessed “infectiousness” that I urge you to preserve. Keeping bringing the faith, the good news you received five hundred years ago, to others,” he said. “I want to thank you, then, for the joy you bring to the whole world and to our Christian communities."

Meantime, former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, who also celebrated the Mass with Pope Francis, said the coming of the Christian faith to the Philippines is God's gift. Tagle is the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelizations of Peoples in Rome.

“The fact that the Christian faith was received by the majority of our people who gave it a Filipino character is also a gift of God. Now the Philippines has the third largest number of Catholics in the World. This is truly God's gift," he said.

"We attribute the enduring faith of the Filipino people only to God's love, mercy, and fidelity and not to any merit of our own,” he added.

He also thanked Pope Francis for celebrating the Mass.

“I want to express our gratitude to you for leading us in this Eucharistic celebration and thanksgiving for the arrival of the faith in the Philippines 500 years ago. We bring you here the filial love of the Filipinos in the 7,641 islands of our country,” he said in his message to the Pope.

“There are more than 10 million Filipinos migrants living in almost 100 countries in the world. They are united with us this morning. We treasure your concern for us and all migrants in Rome,” Tagle said.


date_rangeDate Published
10 months ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Photo from Mayor Menchie Abalos Facebook

Mandaluyong to open molecular diagnostic facility

account_balanceMandaluyong chrome_reader_mode3 days ago

The Mandaluyong City local government inspected on Wednesday its newest Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory as it ramped up its COVID-19 detection and response efforts as the city continues to grapple with the new surge in COVID-19 cases brought about by...

Pateros reports 485 active Covid cases

account_balancePateros chrome_reader_mode2 days ago

Pateros, the smallest local government unit (LGU) in Metro Manila with an estimated population of 70,000, has recorded an increase in active coronavirus disease, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. According to the Pateros municipal gover...

'No vax, no ride’ policy does not cover homebound

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode2 days ago

Individuals going home—whether bound for Metro Manila or away to a province—are now exempt from the “no vaccine, no ride” policy in public transportation in the National Capital Region (NCR), according to a report by Philippin...

DOLE clarifies assistance for tourism workers affected by typhoon

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode2 days ago

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said tourism sector workers who are beneficiaries of assistance for Typhoon Odette victims are excluded from the grant of cash assistance through its Covid-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP), according...

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
×
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature