Pope in Manila: ‘Tell the world of his love’


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Pope in Manila: ‘Tell the world of his love’

In a culture where worship takes the form of song and dance, the visit of a religious leader merits an anthem. When Pope John Paul II came to the Philippines for the World Youth Day in 1995, he was welcomed by the Catholic faithful with a song called “Tell The World of His Love.” Then 24-year-old Trina Belamide was a fledgling songwriter, barely 3 years out of college. She had begun writing songs for ballad group The Company, with “Now That I Have You” having gained considerable airplay. As the Philippines prepares for the visit of Pope Francis next week, Belamide tells Rappler the story behind the song she wrote two decades ago.

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