FILLflNO (jtholjcs shotd work br the solution o their countrys social prnbkn in order to show other Asian countries that CathoJic isrn holds the true answer for thc worlds ifls
This adicc was givcn by Archhihop Egidio Vagnozii. Papal Nui,cio to thc Philippines, in a trlk before the Pricsts and Layaiuis lll5titute of Social Action in Mani1a
Dcscrbng the Philippines as thc ofly CdtholIc nLjon in that part ui the world, he said that other coun tries in the Far East wifl judge the Faith largely by the social conditions that prevail here.
"We have a unquc opportunity in the Philippiocs for ibis wok. Archbishop Vagnozzi said. "for after all the Church is stiU the strongest and dcpcst force in the cauntr.'
Opposition Ihc Papal Delegate wri,ed the ircts LI1d avrnefl Ihat the must expect oppcsIton In an work in the 1,ciaI field. He said tht those who have gjwn rich from injustice will combat vigorously any move that seenis likely to atcct their wcalth. However. he insisted that the work of socul UstiCe must be carried on without compromise.
Archbishop Vagnozzj said that nTcanwhlk priests roust strive to win more people to the Catholic wa of life and to promote greater devotio to the Sacraments. It is the common peopic. not the minorities of atheists, Communists and anti-clericals, he emphasized. who will determine the LutUrC of the country.