MANILA, Philippines — Still acclimating to the heat and humidity after his arrival in the Philippines, Pope Francis paid a quick visit to Manila Adventist Medical Center (better known as Manila Sanitarium) in the Pasay district of Metro Manila.
“This is probably unnecessary but we want to take every precaution as Pope Francis is 78 years old and the tropical heat can be a bit of an adjustment,” said a papal aide at a busy press briefing in the hospital’s lobby.
Physicians at Manila Sanitarium gave Pope Francis a clean bill of health after which delegations from the hospital administration; Adventist University of the Philippines and the nearby Adventist International Institute of Adventist Studies (AIIAS) took the pope on a quick tour of the hospital facilities. “We had the day off anyway so we thought we’d be polite,” said AIIAS Public Relations Director, Romero Santacruz, explaining his delegation’s presence.
Pope Francis expressed his gratitude for the hospitality of the Adventist welcoming party. “I always feel safer with an Adventist hospital nearby,” he joked. The Catholic leader reserved his highest praise for the tasty vegetarian food at the Manila Sanitarium cafeteria. “This food is delicious,” he said, touching his fingers to his lips. “You may even convince an old Argentine to go vegetarian!”
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Additional thanks to Ang Malaya Net, a Philippine news site for their spot-on news coverage: Pope Francis gets medical checkup at an Adventist Medical Center in Manila – not true
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What you failed to mention was the exact food the Pope ate at the Sanitarium. He was served the Special K Loaf with phony chicken gravy, peas & carrots, raw salad and a couple of Loma Linda veggieburgers and a bunch of Big Franks for the security staff. Many cups of Roma with soy milk and soy sugar were also consumed. A good time was had by all!! BURP!! Woe is me.
Appetizer ni Pope Benedict ay imitation crab sold sa Adventist Book Store Glendale, Ca. Very impressed daw ang pope sa kinain nya kc parang real thing daw ito.
Nah, you know it was haystacks!
I thought Adventism is all about fostering the truth? even satire has no place in the adventist church. Mahiya naman kayo!
So true ! I’m one of the victim who think it’s true and real ! But who cares this Barely Adventist section!!! No one will believe on you guys!!! And I’m not interested to follow your linked!
So why did you comment in the first place!
Sobrang nakakahiya kayo, hindi to nakakatuwa
Pati ako na uto !! We’ll how could you promote this Barley Adventist if you guys starting make this min sense article!!! One thing naki ki Wordly na rin talaga ang Adventist !!
Misleading! Take this down as not everybody who will come across this page will even think of asking this website is all about and will just take this for the truth.
Let me ask you did you seek God first before typing this comment all happening have its own reason god knows every thing that is happening TY.
I guessed this never happened!
it happens with a reason
NOT TRUE,,too bad because it has already been posted in Facebook,,who could be this poor fellow who posted this none sense?,,please, people, let’s protect our integrity,,
Please delete this, it’s not good to our faith , we will be accused of attention seeking and conceited . Not even a humour .
It is ….
even though hes in a different church, you must accept those in need of medical service so that you will be a blessing.
He said to them: “You are well aware that it is against our law for a Jew to associate with or visit a Gentile. But God has shown me that I should not call anyone impure or unclean.
I thought you should know…
“Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place…”
Brynelle, I really doubt your admonition will have any positive effect on these people. But at least you said it anyway, and they are responsible for the light given them.
FALSE NEWS: It never happened. Adventists will not resist to accomodate and treat the pope if ever he’ll go to MAMC for treatment. No partiality in our religion.
LOL, you got me there, Barely Adventist. I glanced at the article and immediately told my partner (not of SDA background), “Can you believe this! The SDAs call the Pope the antichrist, and he lets them handle his health!” I then glanced back at the article and immediately saw your logo. But you sure had me for a second!
Think how we are again taken like April Fool’s Day. So early to do it! But truly fun and fun and funny!
No funny at all! It’s mockery!!
This is a special kind of stupid… If an SDA wrote this, it’s such a disgrace!!!
please remove this if its not true, how would the world believe on us if we are spreading false testimony…
wahhhhhhh …what a jokingly yours !!!
If it ead true… so why???
Isn’t jesus die for all human even who killed him.
Who are you all to judge the pope?
Who will knows if by it happened the pope will know God in the right mind?
Ellen white said that people who recive jesus much of them are from chatolic.
And the adventist are less…
Our enemy is not the “pope”…
But satan and our sinfull mind.
daygie ellen….VERY TRUE!!! WELL-SAID!
ADVENTIST AND NON-ADVENTIST BELIEVERS RELAX GOD IS IN CONTROL, JUST PUT JESUS IN OUR HEARTS AND OBEY HIS COMMANDMENTS, SURELY HE WILL SAVES US!
So many clueless and humorless morons posting here. It’s called satire people. Get a clue. Geesh!
This is a hoax. Even this website. Dont be fooled
before you post a comment always pray what to say cause God knows every thing that is transpiring in our faith
May i suggest to take this article out. I’m an Adventist and I don’t find this amusing. If we are satirically making fun of other peoples belief we are being disrespectful especially making fun of a religious figure/leader of another religion. As an Adventist I would personally apologize for the people who finds this offensive and misleading but this article is not supported by the General Conference nor the NPUC. To the person who wrote this article, It’s okay to make jokes as long as they are relevant and unoffensive.
Hahhahah! Yup, definitely not supported by GC nor NPUC. Imagine if they did. I wonder if SDAs would then not be offended if their leaders would support sites like this.
You are definetly right Dorlan! This barely adventist is a disgrace to SDA! STOP THIS!
Don’t be judmental” god is our judge
Very good article. Congratulation! I enjoy it with my wife and our friends. For few minutes we were about to remain without identity. Our “worst enemy” was becoming a friend. What if one day the pope will become a SDA. Than, what it will be our next agenda? Seems that we may have no purpose without the pope. God open our eyes! Amin!
It would be a wonderful thing to have a chance to witness to the Pope. Too bad the visit didn’t happen, but we can hope.
Waaaah!I was misled by this,I even told some members of the family!Kalerks..Please delete this post. This will only cause criticisms.
i also published a blog regarding this article
pls check my blog
Checked up and eating veggies never happened. Pope has with doctors to check him every now and then. Please writer-liar do not mess with this kind of article. You really are making a mess..
may we see some pics
posted on here ?
We can learn a lesson from this post. It is more of an experiment of how people blindly believe something that makes them feel happy or proud. I like this because of its genius idea of tricking lots of people despite it having the disclaimer up there…. and yet, a lot of people are fooled. You may find this offensive or attention-seeking. But I just find it funny and amusing.
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sorry, we do not know of any Romero Santa Cruz in our AIIAS personnel.
This is non-sense.
Adventists here got an impromptu checkup to see if they will believe this satirical news. Now who is being revealed here is it the pope or the affected? LOL 🙂
You folks are crazy and funny.
I normally enjoy the satirical fiction on this site, but this fictitious article could be taken the wrong way by our brethren of other faiths. The stated purpose of this blog is to have good-natured fun regarding things idiomatic to our Adventist culture. We should not publish humor at the expense of another denomination. In other words, I enjoy a good joke, but I think this particular one may go a little too far.
Barely nga diba? Duh
Looks like there are way too many people who can’t tell the difference between false testimony and satire. Lighten up people!
The knot heads posting here that have no sense of humor. Now I understand why when I walk into most Adventist churches there is no one under the age of 80 in the congregation. Also why so many of our churches in NA have closed. Get a life people , why do come here to read it any way. ?
si papa pumunta kay mama-c hahahaha!
alam nah! super
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