Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice is the highest award given by the Catholic Church to lay people and one of this year’s awardees is Ai Ai delas Alas.
Comedy concert queen Ai Ai delas Alas received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (For the Church and the Pope) medal given by the Roman Catholic Church led by Pope Francis.
The award received by Ai Ai, currently a Kapuso host-actress, is the highest award given by the Catholic Church to lay people.
According to Bishop Antonio Tobias, the individuals given the said recognition are those who gave the Catholic Chruch their benevolent service.
“Be it known that this is considered as the highest medal awarded to the laity by the Pope”, said Bishop Tobias.
Aside from Ai Ai, another Filipino who was given the medal was composer Ryan Cayabyab.
“Hindi ko alam kung ano’ng mararamdaman ko kasi sa dami ng nilalang sa mundo, bakit ako? Worthy ba ako? Pero Siyempre, susunod lang ako. Kung ano ‘yung plano ni Lord for me. Doon tayo“, said the proud Ai Ai.
(I do not know how to feel because of all people in the world, why me? Am I worthy? But of course, I will only follow. Whatever is God’s plan for me, I’ll go fot it.)
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