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PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Manila: Islamic leader calls on Muslims to follow Pope Francis for world peace
Ebra Moxsir M. al-Haj, head of the Imam Council of the Philippines and chaplain of the Philippine National Police, speaks on Know The Truth programme, praising Francis' efforts in favour of the good and peace in the world against all forms of extremism, which must be backed all the way. He calls on Muslims to welcome the pontiff and understand his words.
19/01/2015 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Evangelicals, Muslims, and indigenous Filipinos, grateful for the pope's visit
Before he left, Pope Francis met with the parents of the volunteer who died in Tacloban. Evangelical leader Eddie Villanueva urged the members of his church to attend the meetings with the pope. Muslim and indigenous leaders ask the pope for his help in peace talks in Mindanao.
Manila’s street children write to Pope Francis: "Come to see us!"
With the help of Card Tagle, former street children - now being helped by an NGO - have sent a thousand letters to Francis. The goal is to get a meeting with the Pope during his apostolic visit in January. A video shows the children as they write the letters to the Pope and talk about their past.
Card. Tagle: Pope Francis’ visit will make a difference in the lives of the Filipino people
The Archbishop of Manila writes a pastoral letter to the Catholic community. His memories of Paul VI’s journey (1970) and its influence on his spiritual life. An invitation to share - at the end of the trip - their own stories.
28/05/2014 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
For Manila bishop, papal visit ought to spur greater efforts to help typhoon survivors
Mgr Pabillo, Manila's auxiliary bishop, criticises the government for its slow reconstruction efforts in the areas devastated by Typhon Haiyan. "In eight months, the Philippines will be the focus of world attention. We must do more," he said.
03/03/2016 13:49:00 PAKISTAN – VATICAN
Islamabad: Pope Francis accepts invitation to visit Pakistan
During a meeting with the pontiff in Rome, two Pakistani cabinet ministers extended the invitation. “We welcome the Catholic spiritual leader,” said Kumar Vankwani, a Pakistani MP. “We have not received any written information from Rome", said the bishop of Faisalabad. In his view, the visit is not likely to take place this year, but "If he comes, it will be a great encouragement and show of solidarity for Pakistan where people have been facing terrorism for years."
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