Thursday, March 14, 2013

Legarda to Pope Francis: Heal the Wounds of Division in the World

MANILA, March 14, 2013-Senator Loren Legarda today welcomed the election of the Catholic Church’s new Pope.

“I join my fellow Catholics in rejoicing for the election of our new Pope. We should all pray for Pope Francis that he may accomplish his mission as Vicar of Christ and heal the wounds of division in the world,” said Legarda.

“The world is faced with many divisive issues and we find hope that Pope Francis will lead us to the path of reconciliation, respect, and continuous dialogue not only with our fellow Catholics and Christians but also with the members of other faith and religion that we may find unity even among our differences,” she added.

Early Thursday (Manila time), the cardinals of the Catholic Church elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina as the new Pope. He is now known as Pope Francis.

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