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Papal nuncio praises ‘vibrant’ faith of Manila’s Catholic believers

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Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Charles Brown was all praises for Catholic believers in Manila for the “vibrancy” of their faith.

Archbishop Brown made the remark as he paid a courtesy call on Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on Monday, February 8.

“It’s great to see the vibrancy of the Catholic faith in Manila. It’s very encouraging,” Brown told the mayor.

The Archbishop said he was also “surprised and delighted” by the progress of the reconstruction of the Sto. Niño de Pandacan Parish which was gutted by fire in July 2020. Moreno donated P700,000 from one of his endorsements last year to rebuild the church.

In response, Moreno said the Archbishop’s attendance to the Sto. Niño de Pandacan feast last January was a “morale booster.”

“We must continue to believe and continue to practice faith across the board because this is the only hope, the anchor of hope for the people,” he said.

Moreno also assured the papal nuncio that the Manila City government will include Church workers in their upcoming vaccination program.