Fr. Toledo noted that the papal commission is a continuation of what Franciscans have always done.
These poor are teachers of hope: "They have total trust in God. For them God hears their cries and nourishes their resilience.”
Indonesian Jesuit Provincial Fr Sunu Hardiyanta emphasised the importance of Jesuit and lay collaboration in saving souls.
“There was no extraordinary miracle, just an inspiration,” shared Sister Mary Magdalene.
Archbishop Wong said Francisco's surrender to serve God and His Church is both an act of faith and a response to the grace of God.
The preparations included spiritual retreats, reflections and monthly community sharing.
"When sister invited us to go, we were really excited to come," said Reina Baratug.
The project aims to not only protect the local environment, but also improve the living conditions and health of the local people.