MANILA, September 27, 2014—A few months before his scheduled visit, the Communications Foundation for Asia (CFA), a pioneer in media evangelization in the country, has recently come out with a comic magazine inspired by Pope Francis, which highlights his message of mercy and compassion.
Titiled “A Pope Named Francis: A Pope for the Poor… A Man of Mercy and Compassion,” this special commemorative issue of Illustrated Komiks that is available in Filipino and English versions, aims to acquaint readers better with the current Vicar of Christ, his life, and his teachings.
In presenting the Holy Father as a “model of mercy and compassion”, who puts the social teachings of the Church into action, the edition hopes to inspire the faithful, especially the youth, to emulate the life and ministry of Pope Francis.
The “komiks” features stories in the Philippine setting with quotes from the pontiff on the following themes and issues concerning today’s Catholics:
- On a Call for the youth
- On Life and Dignity
- On the Call to Family, Community and Participation
- On Solidarity
- On Dignity of Work
- On Rights and Responsibilities
- On Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
- On Care for God’s Creation
The komiks is illustrated by CFA artist Enrico Policarpio, who also works on Gospel Komiks and Gospel K magazine.
For inquiries and orders, contact CFA at (02) 713-2981 to 85 loc. 163, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pope Francis is set to hold to his five-day apostolic tour of the Philippines on January 15 to 19, 2015.
He will be the third Bishop of Rome to visit Asia’s largest Catholic nation after Bl. Paul VI and St. John Paul II.
Pope Francis’ will be the first papal visit in 20 years after St. John Paul’s phenomenal World Youth Day held in Manila in 1995 which had seen millions of participants. (Raymond A. Sebastián)