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Pope Francis: Support from Filipinos. AP

MANILA, Philippines –Pope Francis has expressed openness to an invitation to visit the Philippines during the 51st International Eucharistic Congress slated in 2016, Vice President Jejomar Binay said Wednesday.

Binay said he invited the Pope during a meeting after the latter’s installation and inaugural Mass Tuesday evening in Vatican and the pontiff answered “probably” to his invitation.

“Pope Francis also asked the Filipino people to pray for him,” Binay said in a statement on Wednesday.

“He told me: ‘Please pray for me,’” the Vice President added.

It was former Pope Benedict XVI who announced in 2012 Eucharistic Congress that the next congress will be held in Cebu, which is acknowledged as the country’s “cradle of faith.”

The congress is held every four years.

The Philippines last hosted the congress in 1937, with re-evangelization as the central program.

In his meeting with the Pope,  Binay said he also conveyed  the well-wishes of the Filipino people.

“I extended the greetings of the Philippines to Pope Francis,” he said.

The Vice President was asked by President Benigno Aquino III to represent him and the country in the installation.

Binay also carried the President’s letter congratulating the new Bishop of Rome.


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  • Paking

    Kung si Binay ang pinakamalinis na Filipinong pulitiko na puwede nating iharap kay Pope Francis, wala na nga sigurong naghihintay na magandang kinabukasan para sa atin. Sabagay, ang papel ng Panginoon ay magpatawad nang kasalanan at manggamot nang sakit. Baka sakaling magamot ang sakit ni Binay sa pagnanakaw at pagka-siba sa kapangyarihan kung kaya’t buhay na buhay ang Political Dynasty sa Makati.

  • kismaytami

    He needs to bring broomsticks to clean CBCP and his church here in the Philippines.

  • UrHONOR

    >>>Binay said he invited the Pope during a meeting after the latter’s installation and inaugural Mass Tuesday evening in Vatican and the pontiff answered “probably” to his invitation.<<<

    BUTI di na-usog si Francis nang makita nya si Bnay!

  • UrHONOR

    >>>The congress is held every four years.<<<

    And every four years, parami-ng-parami ang mga tatay!

    O, may Congress naman pala sila, bakit nakikisawsaw pa ang mga TNL na CBCP sa Congress ng may Congress? Sadyang masaya lamang sila sa pakikisawsaw, ano po?

  • calipso_2100

    EPAL moves

  • Renato_SUPOT_Pacifico

    nasunog si binay sa vatican kaso hindi halata kasi dati na syang nog-nog (mukhang sunog)



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