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12 yr old Glyzelle who made us all cry asks Pope Francis: “Bakit po pumapayag ang Diyos na may ganitong nangyayari?”

at UST where Pope Francis met with the youth, one of the speakers, 12 year old Gyzelle Palomar, one of the street children who stay at the Tulay ng Kabataan Foundation that take care of street children asked Pope Francis this profound and vastly troubling question : “Bakit po pumapayag ang Diyos na may ganitong nangyayari?” (Why is God allowing these things to happen?”.

before that she was talking about children getting into drugs and prostitution. she must have been so overcome by her words and what she has witnessed herself on the streets and possibly (and we hope not) her own experiences.

 

Girl breaks down before Pope

(UPDATED) Two street children tell their stories to Pope Francis at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, a law student wants to know how ‘to love,’ and a Typhoon Yolanda volunteer asks what more the youth can do

reqd here: http://www.rappler.com/specials/pope-francis-ph/81196-girl-breaks-down-pope-francis

pictures from Rappler.com

Weeping Philippine girl challenges pope on prostitution

MANILA (AFP) – 

A weeping 12-year-old Philippine girl, asking how God could allow children to become prostitutes, moved Pope Francis on Sunday to hug her and appeal for everyone to show more compassion.

Glyzelle Palomar, a one-time homeless child taken in by a church charity, made her emotional plea during ceremonies at a Catholic university in Manila, ahead of a mass by the pope to millions of faithful.

“Many children are abandoned by their parents. Many children get involved in drugs and prostitution,” Palomar told the pope as she stood on stage alongside a 14-year-old boy who also used to be homeless.

“Why does God allow these things to happen to us? The children are not guilty of anything.”

Palomar broke down and wept profusely, prompting the 78-year-old pontiff with a man-of-the-people reputation to take her into his arms and hug her for a few seconds.

The pope later discarded most of his prepared speech that he was due to give in English, reverting back to his native Spanish to deliver an impromptu and heartfelt response.

“She is the only one who has put a question for which there is no answer and she wasn’t even able to express it in words but in tears,” the pope told a crowd that organisers said reached 30,000.

“The nucleus of your question… almost doesn’t have a reply.”

read the rest here : http://www.france24.com/en/20150118-weeping-philippine-girl-challenges-pope-prostitution/?aef_campaign_date=2015-01-18&aef_campaign_ref=partage_aef&ns_campaign=reseaux_sociaux&ns_linkname=editorial&ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter

~~more to follow~~

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