Cardinal urges Filipinos to take time to reflect on pope’s message

(CNS) — Now that Pope Francis has returned to Rome, Manila Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle said Filipinos need to take time to reflect on his words, “the spiritual message and also the missionary message.”

“The centrality of loving the poor. The centrality of appreciating children who are helpless. Every child should be cherished, should be welcomed. The streets are not for children. These are not only thoughts, but if we ponder them, they will prod us into action,” he said. [more]