Singer Jamie Rivera’s “We Are All God’s Children” is the official theme song of Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines from Jan. 15 to 19, 2015.
Rivera shared that she called Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines, to ask if she could submit a song for the Papal visit.
“Sabi ni Archbishop Socrates Villegas ‘Sige,’” she said.
Rivera said she was thrilled in learning her song was picked by the Vatican.
“Archbishop Villegas called me sabi ‘It will going to be the official song for the Papal visit,’” she recalled.
Rivera’s song carries the message of solidarity with the poor and mercy to the weak.
“I wanted to show kasi the humility of the Pope. Kasi nga he is known for being humble and very humane,” she said.
Pope Francis will be the third pontiff to visit the Philippines after Pope Paul VI in 1970 and Pope John Paul II in 1981 and 1995. (MNS)