A TAKE ON HAVING A FILIPINO POPE
By Maan “Maggie” Villar
I think that it would serve the Filipinos right if Manila Archbishop Luis Tagle would be installed as the new pope. It would be a huge step for the country as it would increase our power not only in the Catholic world but also in geopolitics and have a sound opinion and increased respect for such on global issues. It would also strengthen our economy because as we know, having greater power and say in the geopolitical realm and the religious sectors would yield a bigger voice and a greater audience to what Philippines would have to say. Archbishop Tagle has enough credentials under his belt and mass appeal that may be contributory factors for him to he among the papabili (the few chosen potential candidates that are fit to take on the papacy).
The whole shenanigan reminds me of Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons, I guess it would be a very basic purview of what happens, the whole process of choosing the next pope like that white smoke coming up from the Sistine Chapel.