POPE Francis has called on Philippine bishops to continue their efforts in giving concrete witness to “evangelical charity” amid the prevailing coronavirus pandemic.
In his message for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ virtual plenary assembly, the Pope expressed hope that their deliberations will lead to “more creative expressions” of pastoral charity.
In doing so, he said it would enable the church in the Philippines “to be recognized as ‘a home with open doors,’ offering hope and strength to the suffering and to all who seek a more humane and dignified life.
The pope also assured his support and blessings to members of the CBCP as they discuss matters that affect the church and the country.
His message was read to the assembly on Tuesday by Archbishop Charles John Brown, apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines.
The bishops’ 121st plenary assembly is taking place in an online format from Jan. 26 to 27 because of the health crisis.Publication Source : People's Tonight