VP Binay: Pope Francis reminds us on our specific task and special responsibility

“We must all draw strength from the inspiring example the Holy Father to reach out to everyone. As we learned from Pope Francis, we are all given a specific task and special responsibility by the Lord to make a difference,” Vice President Jejomar Binay said in a press statement on Monday.

“For those of us in government, this means working double time and working together to help our countrymen who have endured hardship and suffering so that we can, in the words of the Pontiff, ‘build a society worthy of great spiritual and cultural heritage’,” the Vice President said.

“The enormous enthusiasm for His Holiness, as evidenced by the more than six million people who attended the outdoor mass at Quirino Grandstand and the thousands of people who lined up in every papal route despite the heavy rain, is an expression of deep joy and source of hope for a nation weary of calamities and politics,” Binay added.