Why Does God Allow Child-Prostitution?

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One of the gripping moments during the visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines was when a twelve year old girl with her tears flowing asked the Pope why God allow child-prostitution. The Pope had no good answer at hand, but comforted the girl with warmth and compassion. He later revealed wisely to the press that this was the only question he could not answer, and by that, avoided a risk of a harrowing theological debate with the many conservatives in his flock. Continue reading

The New Pope and the Old Catholic Church

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I have just seen a video of Pope Francis on his way to the Apostolic Nunciature in Manila and I was touched deep in my heart. The visit is indeed a very significant event for all of us. It is a symbol of hope and celebration of Filipino resilience. The act also emphasizes the Pope’s mission to bring the Church closer to the people by understanding our deepest needs and our responsibilities towards each other. Continue reading