Director angers netizens for criticizing Pope Francis on social media



Netizens have slammed a Filipino director for his criticism of Pope Francis.

Ejay Yan questioned the pastoral visit of the Pope because of the disruptions it caused to the Philippines.

His Facebook post was in response to an earlier statement of Pope Francis wherein he was quoted as saying: "I hope I will not be the focus of this pastoral visit. Let Jesus be the focus of my pastoral visit."

Ejay was apparently bothered because the Pope's arrival "disturbed" payroll schedules because of the declared holidays and caused massive traffic jams because of closed roads and detours done in Metro Manila.

The director, who is said to be connected to FILmO Media Productions, also complained about the huge expenses incurred by the government during the apostolic visit.

Ejay also suggested that Pope Francis should have just conducted a mass online through Skype.


Here is the status posted by Ejay Yan, which indicated that he was "feeling annoyed" (published as is):

"Sabi raw ng santo papa, sa pagdalaw nya rito wag daw sya ang gawing 'focus' kundi ang panginoong dyos. ABA ABA. ayos ah?! mawalang galang na po pero mukhang may mali ata? Dadalaw dalaw ka dito; naabala ang lahat, naistorbo ang payroll schedules dahil sa limang araw na holidays na dinulot ng saradong mga daan at sobrang traffic; at kahit na sabihin pa natin na simbahan ang gumastos sayo, ang laki pa rin ng gastos ng gobyerno para magbigay kooperasyon para sa siguridad mo at san pa ba kinuha yan kundi sa buwis na pinagpawisan namin; tapos HINDI PALA IKAW ANG FOCUS? kung hindi nga ikaw, eh dapat nag misa ka nalang sa Skype at di na kaming lahat binulilyaso dito. matagal nang pokus ng sangkatauhan ang panginoon nila dito, ang dami na ngang nadaganan at namatay sa Quiapo nung nakaraang linggo. pupunta punta ka dito daig mo pang dyos na bumaba galing langit, natural pagkakaguluhan ka! [na di ko naman maintindihan kung bakit.] ayy ewan."


As of posting time, the said Facebook account named Ejay BigBear has been deactivated.

Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Leyte on January 17 and the University of Santo Tomas on January 18. The head of the Catholic Church will then conduct a mass at Rizal Park on Sunday.

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