Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/PHILIPPINES – In times of pandemic, “preaching and bearing witness to the Gospel are particularly important”
Manila – Today more than ever, in a time of suffering, uncertainty and loneliness caused by the pandemic, “it is now more necessary than ever to preach the Gospel with courage in daily life”, said Mgr. Broderick Pabillo, Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila. As Fides learned, during the celebration of the Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Makati, Manila, on December 12, Mgr. Pabillo remarked: “Every baptized person should not be ashamed of proclaiming the work of God that has changed his heart and life. We must not be ashamed of proclaiming Christ in our words and in our service to others”. Christians, he observed, “are called to live the faith inspired by the Gospel in society”, also and above all in moments of general suffering caused by the ongoing pandemic.