NANG KINARGA NI POPE FRANCIS ANG DALAWANG BATA
Ang mundo ay bumalik sa dati nitong kaayusan
Ang buhay ay muling napuno ng pagasa
Ang pagibig ay mas lalo pang umigting…
Salamat, Santo Papa
Sa iyong pagbisita
Ang mga anghel na bumaba sa lupa ay nagsipagsayawan at nagsikantahan
Mga awit ng kaligayahan at pagmamahal
Sa Pilipinas na iyong napili
Ngayong wala ka na, Santo Papa
Umaasa kaming babalik ka pang muli
Sa susunod na taon…
Nag-iwan ka ng magagandang turo at ehemplo para sa lahat
lalo na sa kabataan.
Nang kinarga mo, Santo Papa, ang dalawang bata
sa loob ng isang bahay-ampunan
Ang BAHAGHARI ay muling nagpakita
At nagbigay ng palatandaan nu’ng ika’y nasa loob na ng eroplanong lumilipad…
Ang ibig sabihin,
naririyan pa SIYA,
na mula sa LANGIT.
Dahil Santo Papa, mahal ka rin NILA.
Kaya huwag mo kaming iiwan, ha.
(sinulat ni robert manuguid silverio, mula sa kanyang “aklat ng pagibig”- sa pangkasalukuyang panahon na nagsanib ang langit at lupa at umukit ng kakaibang kasaysayan na magmamarka sa walang hanggang panahon. sa petsang enero “19”, 2014).
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At a press conference after the Pope’s departure, the Archbishop of Manila, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle said everyone in the Philippines was “overwhelmed right now with thanksgiving and gratitude to God” for the trip, and were “challenged” by Pope Francis to face problems such as inequality in the country.
The priest, religious, the lay, all of us got the message clearly,” said Cardinal Tagle. “We will call on everyone to put this message into action.”
He added that the papal message on bridging the gap between the rich and poor is “not just for Christians but for all.”
Cardinal Tagle also said Pope Francis is challenging the culture to not blindly accept every novelty.
“I think the Holy Father is also inviting us to be discerning and to be critical,” he said.
“Not everything new is necessarily good. Here I think the Christian spirituality of discernment can be handy,” continued the Cardinal. “How do we immerse ourselves in the World of God, in prayer, in the teachings of the Church, and with that deep resource How do you address the changes in the world?”
Cardinal Tagle said when speaking privately with Pope Francis, the Holy Father said one solid foundation is popular religiosity.
“He said it is the simple faith that makes people survive the changes in society,” said Cardinal Tagle.
Bishop Mylo Vergara, the head of the Communications Committee of the Philippines Bishops Conference, said the trip was full of surprises.
“You have witnessed how he did not read the prepared homilies,” Bishop Vergara said, calling it the “homily of the heart”. He also mentioned the events on Saturday in Tacloban, as a Tropical Storm approached the area.
“I think it is also a first that he wore a raincoat,” he said.
It was also confirmed at the press conference that the Bishops have invited Pope Francis to return to the Philippines next year for the International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu.