An OSM! Forum
What would Filipino women in New York tell Pope Francis, if he were a world executive, to urgently address in order to respond to women’s issues?
Abortion should be on a case to case basis. If the mother’s life is in danger, then abortion can be done or in the case of rape, abortion should be allowed.
Retired School Teacher
Former President of UNIFFIED, an organization of teachers in the east coast
The Pope should raise and resolve the issue of workers rights around the world. The abuse of workers or modern day slavery is rooted on corporate greed and flawed governments that created the enormous gap between the rich and poor. This is the worst problem on this so called “modern world”. The Pope representing the masses has a tremendous impact in many nations.
I will want him to address immigration issues. There are so many undocumented immigrants who work hard in this country, but still waiting to be legalized. Also I would like him to address the problem on terrorism. With the threat of ISIS on the USA, it is scary to think about the unknown.
Immigration reform. I am hoping that the hardliners in Congress will have a change of heart.
To encourage people to respect authority through education and stop making racism as an excuse in facing challenges. Challenges are a part of life. To have freedom means to be responsible.
Pag-Asa, a seniors group
The Pope has to address joblessness, homelessness and health issues, especially the privatization of health services.
Corazon Alforque Hartzog
I would like the Pope to start cleaning the Vatican of pedophile priests and those committing sexual abuses. I am a victim of sexual abuse. It hurts to see my abuser, a priest who was the parish priest in my village in Bohol, continues to lead the parish but went on with his sexual advances on me secretly. I bravely confessed my situation but he was made to take a vacation and later came back and did the same to other young girls. I hope, as a world leader, the Pope will issue a decree that all sexual offenders must be punished and rehabilitated.
(Real name withheld)