HOLY MASS FOR THE BEATIFICATION OF LORENZO RUIZ
HOMILY OF THE HOLY FATHER JOHN PAUL II
Manila (Philippines)
Wednesday, 18 February 1981
 
Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

The City of Manila and all the Philippines are filled with joy on this day as they sing a hymn of glory to Jesus Christ. For, according to his Gospel promise, Christ is truly acknowledging, in the presence of his Father in heaven, those faithful martyrs who acknowledged him before men[1]. And because of the nearness of Luneta Park to old Manila “intra muros”, the hymn of glory to God which has just been sung by

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