Here below are the full texts of Pope Francis' address at a Meeting with Families this evening in Manila, beginning with a welcome message of Bishop Gabriel Reyes, Bishop of Antipolo and President of the Episcopal Commission for the Family, followed by testimonies by families.
Most Holy Father,
Welcome home! This is your home. We are your children and you are our father. The families of the Philippines are here. We have long welcomed you into our hearts. Now we embrace you eager to listen to you.
Where are the Filipino families? Many of us are like the crisp morning sunburst. The family is our nest of happiness. The family is our cradle of warmth. Speak to us Holy Father and bless us...READ MORE