Tag Archives: Pope Francis

Pakighinabi: On the “Document on Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together.”

[Fr. Joel Tabora, Lead Discussant Ateneo de Davao University, 21 February 2019]   Salaam! The Peace of God be upon you all! As members of the Ateneo de Davao University with its mission of the promotion of faith, the pursuit … Continue reading

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The Pope, the Grand Imam, and Ah Kwai

[Address: MVP Teachers Training on Cultural Competence and Culturally Sensitive Classrooms, ADDU, Finster Hall, Feb 15, 2019.] It is my great pleasure in the name of the Ateneo de Davao University to welcome you, teachers and administrators from our partner … Continue reading

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Pope’s Visit to UAE Relevant to Peacemakers in Mindanao

As peoples who follow the lunar calendar celebrated the new year yesterday, the Pope ended his historic visit to the United Arab Emirates with a moving Mass that brought together some 130,000 worshippers, the great majority of whom were Filipinos. … Continue reading

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Rejoice and Exult! Consider Holiness.

[Address: SHS Graduation, 14 April 2018] Rejoice and exult!  You are now graduates of SHS in the Philippines!  Your graduation today is historic.  In the Philippines, you are part of the first batch of some 1.2 million graduates of SHS … Continue reading

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Bergoglio Awards for Service to the Community

Even as Pope Francis has just marked the fourth anniversary of his Pontificate this month, we can only marvel at the way the Holy Spirit has transformed the Church under his watch.  It is the same Church as it was … Continue reading

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Laudato Si and Climate Change in the Philippines

[Address to Inter-Faith Dialogue Conference sponsored by the Philippine Climate Change Commission, Davao City, Grand Menseng Hotel, 12 October, 2015,] We hold this Inter-Faith Dialogue looking forward to the UN Climate Change Forum in Paris on 30 November to 11 … Continue reading

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Laudato Si and the Legal Framework for Environmental Protection and Advocacy in the Philippines

 [Address to Membership Meeting of the National Convention of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines, Manila, SMX Mall of Asia, September 29, 2015. My thanks to Atty. Faye Risonar Bello for research and to Bernie Jereza for Powerpoint presentation.] … Continue reading

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