At the opening Mass of the John Paul II Conference on Nuptial Theology in Bacolod, Papal Nuncio Giuseppe Pinto, DD stressed the importance of family. He reiterated that the family is under attack, and that secularism blurs the sense of right and wrong.
He said that is is commendable that the Philippines supports human life – from conception to natural death – which is seen to build the integrity of marriage and family.
He urged the attendees and the Bacolod faithful to persevere as it is very necessary. The Philippine Church is also committed to push the truth of family and love. He stressed that New Evangelization depends largely on the family, and that we should not give in to discouragement.
He ended his homily by proclaiming to the people to focus on their encounter with Jesus.