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originally posted by: HomerinNC
Before you accuse the pope, it was the Philippine government that did this to HIDE them from the pope
Engage the brain before the mouth..
originally posted by: stosh64
I just saw on the news the pope had 6 million people show up for some ritual catholics do.
And is leaving the Philippines.
So, pope supporters, what was said about the caged children?
originally posted by: Another_Nut
According to Father Shay, there is no way the Pope will be seeing the horrendous detention centers in Manila on his tour of the capital. "They are a shame on the nation. Officials here would be horrified at the prospect of the Pope seeing children treated in this way."
taken from here
this has for its source the daily mail but didnt see this quote in the mail's article
Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda unveiled a virtual laundry list of rules:
— Don't bring the elderly, pregnant women and children.
— No bomb jokes that may cause panic. No weapons of any kind.
— Don't wear jewelry or bring excessive money that can attract pickpockets.
— Bring food, water, personal medicines, raincoats, an ID — but NO umbrellas.
— Avoid bringing bags that will take a long time to inspect; best to use transparent plastic ones
Francis drew applause with these comments to a student audience at the University of Santo Tomas in the morning:
"Women have much to tell us in today's society (applause). Sometimes we're too macho, and we don't leave enough room for women. Women are able to see things with different eyes than us (applause). Women are able to ask questions that men can't understand. ... When the next pope comes, please have more women and girls among your numbers."
It was a very simple encounter…But there was a great intensity and emotion.”
The encounter took place directly after Pope Francis' Jan. 16 Mass with bishops, priests and religious in Manila's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Fr. Spadaro, who had concelebrated Mass with the Pope, said that after changing, the pontiff walked “very simply” outside the main doors by himself, and turned toward the left side of the cathedral, and into the courtyard of a house, where the group of street children was waiting.
The kids, who numbered around 250, “were street children, scavenger children, children in slums and mentally challenged youth. Some of them have been abused, even sexually,” the priest explained, recalling how the Pope “was welcomed by the kids on the street, even before he entered.”
Founded by a Jesuit, the house was in fact a home center for youth run by the Tulay ng Kabataan Foundation, which has been assisting street children in Manila since 1998. The foundation has several houses for boys and girls throughout Manila, and the one the Pope visited was for girls.
Pope Francis “evidently needed to encounter some reality of the marginalized, of the poor. He had just said it in his homily at Mass: if you take away the poor from the Gospel you take the heart of the Gospel, the Gospel itself,” the priest observed.
“So he really felt the need to see these people, to touch them. It was wonderful. So it was not a symbolic encounter, but a real one, absolutely real, even if it was a private encounter.
Surprised himself by the encounter, Fr. Spadaro said that he didn’t know what was going on at first, and just followed the Pope and other people out of the cathedral, and realized once they arrived at the center across the street.
He said that he was particularly moved when “a boy with a blue shirt arrived and hugged the Pope on the leg.”
Cardinal Luis Tagle told journalists in a Jan. 16 news conference that “it was a beautiful, beautiful encounter. You could see the Holy Father in his element.”
“You could see his eyes getting cloudy and beginning to fill with tears. You could see that he was trying to show his affection to the children but at the same time trying to fathom these deep wounds and pain,” the cardinal added.
originally posted by: markosity1973
The Pope hasn't organized this, the local government in the Philippines has.
Lets hope the Pope finds out about it. He'll probably sneak in a visit to them. He is known for sneaking out of the Vatican at night to perform food works around Rome