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VIDEO MESSAGE TO THE FIRST PHILIPPINE CONFERENCE ON NEW EVANGELISATION: MAY THE HOLY SPIRIT BRING JUSTICE AND PEACE TO ASIA

Vatican City, 18 October 2013 (VIS) - Pope Francis has sent a video message to participants in the first Philippine Conference on the New Evangelisation which closes today at the Santo Tomas University in Manila. Delegates from throughout the nation and from various parts of Asia took part in the conference.

"The first Philippine Conference on the New Evangelisation is a worthy offering to the Year of Faith", said the Holy Father. "I am happy to learn that you came to Manila from different parts of the Philippines and Asia.

The Holy Spirit is actively at work in you. The Church of Christ is alive!

"Through this conference, I hope you would experience again the loving presence of Jesus in your lives, that you would love the Church more and that you would share the Gospel to all people with humility and joy. Don't get tired of bringing the mercy of the Father to the poor, the sick, the abandoned, the young people and families. Let Jesus be known in the world of politics, business, arts, science, technology and social media. Let the Holy Spirit renew creation and bring forth justice and peace in the Philippines and in the great continent of Asia that is close to my heart. "Please pray for me, I need it. I promise to pray for you, especially to Our Mother the Blessed Virgin Mary, Star of the New Evangelisation".

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