January 3, 2018

Women religious and others gather at a vigil in Manila, Philippines, Feb. 22, 2017. Peace advocates gathered to pray for victims of extrajudicial killings, many of which are related to the government's war on illegal drugs, and to pray for the resumption of peace talks between the government and rebels. (CNS/EPA/Rolex Dela Pena)

"The faith that assures me that creation and history are in God's hands and these hands transform death into life, hatred into forgiveness and darkness into life — this gives me hope. The faith that makes me see how people truly cooperate with God's action in the world through sincere love gives me hope."

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines