Pope Francis invited to ‘gatherings of the poor’

News Philippines Jan 9, 2015 at 4:56 pm

fr.-freddie-dulay“It is time that the poor speak for themselves.”

By RONALYN V. OLEA

MANILA – They have not been invited to any of the official itinerary of Pope Francis but they are hoping that the Pope would notice them and hear their appeals.

Representatives of farmers, workers, urban poor, indigenous peoples and other sectors banded themselves and formed the People’s Committee to Welcome the Pope (People’s Welcome) for the visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines from January 15 to 19.

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