Quotes by Pope Francis During His Visit To The Philippines

The state and pastoral visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines was historical. He attracted a record breaking six to seven million people during his Holy Mass at the Quirino Grand Stand, Rizal Park in Metro Manila. The rain might lowered the numbers, but it's still the largest gathering of a spiritual event.

During his stay, Pope Francis, the Pope of Surprises, delivered different messages, from inspiring to challenging, and some are funny. He just showed the world how a jolly Christian would look like.

Here are some of his memorable quotes.

Photo from Noynoy Aquino (P-Noy) Facebook Fan Page. Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacanang Photo Bureau
Photo from Noynoy Aquino (P-Noy) Facebook Fan Page. Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacanang Photo Bureau


"Lord I give you my life, but please don't make it look bad, because my tolerance for pain is not so high."

Pope Francis jokingly answered when asked if he doesn't get worried by his security. On his flight from Sri Lanka to the Philippines, January 15, 2015.


"I hope that this prophetic summons will challenge everyone, at all levels of society, to reject every form of corruption which diverts resources from the poor, and to make concerted efforts to ensure the inclusion of every man and woman and child in the life of the community,"

Pope Francis at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall in MalacaƱang Palace, January 16, 2015


"Only by becoming poor ourselves, by stripping away our complacency, will we be able to identify with the least of our brothers and sisters."

Pope Francis at the Manila Cathedral, January 16, 2015


"Be present to young people who may be confused and despondent, yet continue to see the Church as their friend on the journey and a source of hope. Be present to those who, living in the midst of a society burdened by poverty and corruption, are broken in spirit, tempted to give up, to leave school, and to live on the streets."

Pope Francis at the Manila Cathedral, January 16, 2015


"Rest is so necessary for the health of our minds and bodies, and often so difficult to achieve due to the many demands placed on us. But rest is also essential for our spiritual health, so that we can hear God’s voice and understand what he asks of us."

Pope Francis at the MOA Arena, January 16, 2015


"Families will always have their trials, but may you never add to them! Instead, be living examples of love, forgiveness and care. Be sanctuaries of respect for life, proclaiming the sacredness of every human life from conception to natural death."

Pope Francis at the MOA Arena, January 16, 2015


"When I saw from Rome that catastrophe brought by Yolanda, I had to be here. And on those very days I decided to come here. I am here to be with you... a little bit late, but I'm here."

Pope Francis to the Yolanda Survivors at the Tacloban Airport, January 17, 2015


"So many of you have lost everything. I don’t know what to say to you. But the Lord does know what to say to you. All I can do is keep silence and walk with you all with my silent heart. And to each of you, to your heart, Christ responds with his heart from the cross."

Pope Francis to the Yolanda Survivors at the Tacloban Airport, January 17, 2015


"Women have much to tell us in today's society. Sometimes we are too “machistas” and we don't allow enough space to women. But women can see things from a different angle to us, with a different eye. Women are able to pose questions we men are unable to understand."

Pope Francis at the University of Sto. Tomas, Manila, January 18, 2015


"To be wise use three languages: think well, feel well and do well. And to be wise allow yourselves to be surprised by the love of God. That will guarantee a good life."

Pope Francis at the University of Sto. Tomas, Manila, January 18, 2015


"We need to protect, guide and encourage our young people, helping them to build a society worthy of their great spiritual and cultural heritage. Specifically, we need to see each child as a gift to be welcomed, cherished and protected. And we need to care for our young people, not allowing them to be robbed of hope and condemned to life on the streets."

Pope Francis at the Quirino Grand Stand, Rizal Park, Manila, January 18, 2015


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