Sarah Geronimo wowed the crowd in Abu Dhabi with her performance after Pope Francis led a historic Mass in the Arabian Peninsula on Tuesday.
“Where there is hatred, let us sow love. Where there is offense, kahit mahirap po, let us forgive. Let us do our part to heal the world,” she said.
The pop star, in her concerts over the years, has been vocal of her faith, which she has credited as her source of strength amid personal challenges.
Tuesday wasn’t her first time to perform at a papal event. In 1995, she was also among the performers during the visit of the late Pope John Paul II to the Philippines in 1995.
Pope Francis’s trip marks “a new page in the history of relations between religions, confirming that we are brothers and sisters, even though we are different.
The overwhelming majority of Emiratis are Muslim, but the country hosts a large expatriate population, some 1.2 million of whom are Christian.
The majority of the UAE’s Christians are Indians and Filipinos.
(SOURCE: ABS-CBN and Philippine Daily Inquirer and Rappler).
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