“I join the Roman Catholic Church and 1.2 billion Catholics all other world in celebrating the installation of Pope Francis as the 266th pontiff.”

“The Philippines, the only Catholic nation in Asia, welcomes the election of Pope Francis. His eminence Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is the first non-European Pope in almost 1,300 years.  I am sure that this milestone in the history of the Roman Catholic church will inspire the nation.”

“I am certain that the new pope, who is known for his humility and compassion, will renew the faith of Catholics all over the world.”



Press Release

March 14, 2013