‘Tayo’y Anak ng Diyos,’ Pope Francis points out in fifth Filipino tweet

January 19, 2015 5:09 am 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Jan. 18 (PNA) — As if concluding all the lessons he has imparted to the faithful during his five-day Apostolic visit from Thursday, Pope Francis on Sunday in his fifth Filipino tweet offered Filipinos a helpful reminder before he flies back to Vatican on Monday.

“Madalas nating makalimutang pagtuunan ng pansin ang mga bagay na talagang mahalaga. Nakakalimutan natin na tayo'y Anak ng Diyos,” the Pope said on his official Twitter account, @Pontifex.

He earlier posted the same tweet, but in English: “How often we forget to dedicate ourselves to that which truly matters! We forget that we are children of God.”

Pope made the tweet just after celebrating the Luneta mass at the Quirino Grandstand wherein an estimated six-million people attended.

During his homily, the Pope urged Filipinos to be faithful to value their families, the nation and take care of the children.

At the same time, he also asked them to make sure that young people are protected.

In line with the celebration of the feast day of Sto. Niño or Infant Jesus, Pope Francis said that he wanted Filipinos to keep in mind that everyone is a member of God’s family.

Pope Francis was earlier named the most influential Twitter user or "tweep" in the world, according to a Twiplomacy 2014, a study of how Twitter is being used by world leaders.

He currently has about 5.01 million Twitter followers. (PNA)

LDV/ANP

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