POPE FRANCIS TWEETS AGAIN IN FILIPINO


“Ang kahabagan ng Diyos, ang kanyang sakripisyo, ay nagbibigay saysay at halaga sa lahat ng ating paghihirap,” said @Pontifex at 7:02 p.m. on Saturday. --Pope Francis posted another tweet in the Filipino language on Saturday, his third since arriving in the country on Thursday. “Ang kahabagan ng Diyos, ang kanyang sakripisyo, ay nagbibigay saysay at halaga sa lahat ng ating paghihirap,” said @Pontifex at 7:02 p.m. on Saturday. The English translation of the tweet was posted earlier: “The compassion of God, his suffering-with-us, gives meaning and worth to our struggles and our sufferings.”  CONTINUE READING...

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These lucky youngsters from the School of Our Lady of La Salette in Bulacan welcomed the Pope to the Manila Cathedral Twenty male students from Grades 4, 5, 6 and 7 from the School of Our Lady of La Salette (SOLS) in Muzon, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, were chosen to be the “little Swiss Guards” of Pope Francis. They welcomed him upon his entrance at the Manila Cathedral yesterday morning. Fr. Dennis Espejo, parish priest of San Isidro Labrador, gave the good news to SOLS last December. Originally, his idea of organizing little Swiss Guards was intended to tap students to serve in big events, like when bishops visit their place. READ MORE...


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Pope Francis tweets again in Filipino

MANILA, JANUARY 19, 2015 (INQUIRER) Rissa M. Camongol @inquirerdotnet -

MANILA, Philippines—Pope Francis posted another tweet in the Filipino language on Saturday, his third since arriving in the country on Thursday.

“Ang kahabagan ng Diyos, ang kanyang sakripisyo, ay nagbibigay saysay at halaga sa lahat ng ating paghihirap,” said @Pontifex at 7:02 p.m. on Saturday.

The English translation of the tweet was posted earlier: “The compassion of God, his suffering-with-us, gives meaning and worth to our struggles and our sufferings.”

The @Pontifex Twitter account has five million followers.

The Pope was in Leyte on Saturday morning to visit the survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”


Pope Francis, right, talks in the Cathedral of Palo, as Bishop John Du, left, listens to him in Tacloban city, Philippines, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. Francis traveled to the far eastern Philippines to comfort survivors of devastating Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 on Saturday, but cut his own trip short because of another approaching storm. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope Francis, right, talks in the Cathedral of Palo, as Bishop John Du, left, listens to him in Tacloban city, Philippines, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.

Francis traveled to the far eastern Philippines to comfort survivors of devastating Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 on Saturday, but cut his own trip short because of another approaching storm.


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Pope Francis tweets in Filipino INQUIRER.net 5:05 PM | Friday, January 16th, 2015

MANILA, Philippines—The official Twitter account of Pope Francis has posted two tweets in the Filipino language since he arrived in the Philippines for a five-day visit.

The Pontiff’s first tweet praised the Philippines as a testament to the “youthfulness and vitality of the Church.”

“Ang Pilipinas ay patunay ng kabataan at kasiglahan ng Simbahan,” said @Pontifex. The tweet was posted at 4:02 p.m on Friday.


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The ‘little Swiss Guards’ speak Daryl Angelo Baybado; Student correspondent; University of Santo Tomas @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 3:30 AM | Saturday, January 17th, 2015


These lucky youngsters from the School of Our Lady of La Salette in Bulacan welcomed the Pope to the Manila Cathedral

Twenty male students from Grades 4, 5, 6 and 7 from the School of Our Lady of La Salette (SOLS) in Muzon, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, were chosen to be the “little Swiss Guards” of Pope Francis. They welcomed him upon his entrance at the Manila Cathedral yesterday morning.

Fr. Dennis Espejo, parish priest of San Isidro Labrador, gave the good news to SOLS last December. Originally, his idea of organizing little Swiss Guards was intended to tap students to serve in big events, like when bishops visit their place.

“In the last months of 2014, Father Espejo told us to prepare. Weeks after, we got a call that our little Swiss Guards would be among the chosen to welcome the Pope during his visit,” said Sr. Leticia Valdez, SOLS directress/principal.

“This rare opportunity is both a gift and a blessing,” she added.

The 20 students were clad in red, yellow and dark blue Renaissance costumes just like the Swiss Guards at Vatican City. They welcomed the Pope outside the Manila Cathedral and were accompanied by Father Espejo, a deacon and a La Salette sister.

John Kenneth Cortez, 14

JOHN Kenneth Cortez Before their memorable assignment, we asked some of the little Swiss Guards what they felt upon learning of their special participation in the Pope’s visit, and their message to him.

“It’s such a big honor to meet the Pope. Only a privileged few are given this chance and I’m really thankful for the small part I’m going to play in this papal visit. I really feel blessed to be able to see and welcome him at the Manila Cathedral. I hope that he prays for peace in the country, and for the typhoon victims.” —John Kenneth Cortez,14

John Michael Lloren, 13

JOHN Michael Lloren “I can’t describe how really happy I am to see you. I hope your visit to our country becomes worthwhile and memorable. I wish that you pray for everyone in our country, especially those who were devastated by strong typhoons. Thank you for showing love and compassion. You are a symbol of hope to every one of us.” —John Michael Lloren, 13

Jan Ezekiel dela Cruz, 14

JAN Ezekiel dela Cruz “I can’t describe how lucky and happy I am to be part of this papal visit. All I can say to the Pope is, thank you for visiting our country. I wish for you to enjoy your stay in the Philippines, and to pray for the betterment of our country.” —Jan Ezekiel dela Cruz, 14

Joshua Jabonillo, 14

JOSHUA Jabonillo “I’m very lucky to be part of the little Swiss Guards. I feel blessed because this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For the Pope, I wish that he prays for all Filipino families, for our current political situation and for those greatly affected by the typhoon. Also, I pray for his safety during his visit.” —Joshua Jabonillo, 14

Joshua P. de Vera, 10 J

OSHUA P. de Vera “It’s a rare opportunity to see the Pope up close and personal. And I am indeed blessed to have that chance. Thank you, Pope Francis, for igniting a lot of changes and helping us strengthen our faith more. You are a beacon of hope to many of us, and I hope that you continue to inspire a lot of people and help us grow in love, faith and compassion.”—Joshua P. de Vera, 10

Albert Luke L. Afundar, 13

ALBERT Luke L. Afundar “Thank you for visiting our country. I’m really thankful to be one of the many people to see you in person. You have been an inspiration to me and many other people to strengthen our faith. You are our source of hope. I’m very excited to see you, and I’m very happy to have this opportunity to see you.”


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