- Pope Francis recently took to Twitter to pen about Typhoon Odette’s onslaught in the Philippines
- The pontiff expressed his closeness to Filipinos struck by the said disaster
- The top leader of the Catholic church also urged everyone to “pray together”
- Some Filipino netizens then aired gratitude to the pope for his thoughtful message
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Pope Francis has recently expressed his concern to victims of Typhoon Odette’s onslaught in the country.
KAMI learned that on Sunday, December 19, the pope took to twitter to pen about the subject.
In his tweet, the pontiff aired his closeness to Filipinos suffering because of the said disaster.
“I express my closeness to the population of the Philippines, struck by a strong typhoon that has caused many deaths and destroyed so many homes,” he said.
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"May the 'Santo Niño' bring consolation and hope to the families of those most affected," the top leader of the Catholic church added.
He likewise included a hashtag that reads, “#PrayTogether”.
Filipino Twitter users then thanked Pope Francis for his tweet:
“Thank you #PopeFrancis for keeping a special place in your heart for The Philippines. Pls continue to include us in your prayers.”
“Thank u Pope Francis u never forget to include Phils in ur prayers May God give u more years of good health ang long life.”
“We will rise again. Thank you for everyone's prayers”
“Amen thank you #PopeFrancis @Pontifex for your love and care to the Philippines”
“Thank you very much Lolo Kiko..”
Pope Francis was born on December 17, 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He became a Catholic priest in 1969, and in 2013, he was elected as the pope.
In June, Pope Francis released a heartfelt statement on President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III's death. In his statement sent to Malacañang, the pontiff said he was saddened after learning of Aquino’s death. The Pope also sent his condolences to Filipinos following the politician’s passing. It can be recalled that Aquino was the president during Francis' visit to the Philippines in 2015.
A year ago, the Vatican denied the speculations that Pope Francis had COVID-19. This is after an online post claimed that the pope has been infected by the deadly virus.