PHL Embassy in Athens Sponsors Simbang Gabi Mass


Second Secretary and Consul, Ms. Sheila Marie C. Tario (seated, third from right), Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Philippine Embassy; and Sister Emma Rivero, DC (seated second from right), Spiritual Director, Miraculous Medal Center (MMC) for Migrants in Greece; with staff members of the Philippine Embassy and members of the Filipino Community who attended the Simbang Gabi on December 18 which was celebrated by Fr. Rhodel N. Nacional, CM (standing, center).

27 December 2017 ATHENS – The Philippine Embassy in Athens sponsored the Simbang Gabi Mass at the Miraculous Medal Center (MMC) for Migrants in Greece on December 18. The mass was celebrated by Fr. Rhodel N. Nacional, CM.

The MMC is a center for migrant workers and refugees in Athens. It is a recognized pastoral arm of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) whose purpose is to arouse in our Filipino migrants their immense missionary potentials. The pastoral activities of the MMC had been echoed in various International Consultation Meetings on the Filipino Ministry Overseas in Europe, in European Preparatory Commission for the general Assembly of the Daughters of Charity in Paris, France; and in the IV World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Refugees in the Vatican City. The current Spiritual Director of MMC is Sr. Emma Rivero DC. END

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