Philippines, with almost ninety percent of its citizens are Roman Catholic, is celebrating and feeling blessed for the visit of Pope Francis. However, not all are joining the celebration. One Felizardo Abanto, a pastor affiliated with Capitol Bible Baptist Church, is making rounds online.
Abanto through his social networking site account posted harsh statements pertaining to the arrival of Pope Francis.
Pope Francis, on-board the plane on his way to Philippines, made a statement to media saying that “you cannot provoke, you cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith of others.” The Roman Catholic church leader adds “one cannot offend, make war, kill in the name of one’s own religion – that is, in the name of God. To kill in the name of God is an aberration.”
He made the statement condemning series of attacks in France leaving seventeen people dead.