Catholic faithful in Archdiocese of Palo welcomes new Pope
The Archdiocese of Palo like the 1.2 billion Catholic faithful around the world welcomed the election of Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio as the new Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church with jubilation and celebration.
The new Pope has chosen the name of Francis and will be known as Pope Francis.
Fr. Amadeo Alvero, spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Palo in Leyte said that all Masses scheduled yesterday within the Archdiocese was made in celebration of the new Pope.
The election of the new Pope came in the light of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI as Pope due to physical infirmity.
Fr. Alvero also said that Filipinos need not feel sad that Cardinal Luis Tagle was not elected as pope as the selection of Pope Francis was God’s will. God spoke through the cardinals that Pope Francis should be the new Shepherd of the Church. Cardinal Tagle still has a chance to become a future pope, Fr. Alvero said.
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Archdiocese of Palo holds FEMORM assembly
On January 26, 2013, some 250 leaders of Faith & Ecclesial Communities, Mandated Organizations and Renewal Movements (FEMORM) in the archdiocese of Palo, gathered for one day at the St. Joseph Seminary, Palo (Tacloban).
The aim of the conference were the following:
These were the activities during the day:
Msgr. Jimmy Villanueva, the vicar-general of the archdiocese, was the presider and homilist at the opening Mass. Fr. Amado Picardal, CSsR, was the guest speaker who talked about the BECs and the role of the FEMORM in BEC formation.
The conference was organized by Fr. Oscar Florencio.