“I am grateful that as we have mistakes following us forever, we also have goodness that can follow us forever.”
These were the words uttered by Carelle Mangaliag, the original singer of “Tell The World of His Love” along with Jeff Arcilla, as she looked back on performing the iconic song in front of Pope Saint John Paul II 20 years ago.
Composed by Trina Belamide, the tune about discipleship was the official theme song of 1995 World Youth Day, which concluded at Rizal Park in Manila joined by 5 million Filipinos.
“Tell The World of His Love” was once again performed at the conclusion of another papal mass on Sunday, this time presided by Pope Francis as part of his five-day apostolic visit to the Philippines.
This year, “Tell The World of His Love” was performed at three separate papal events, including the record-setting mass at Luneta. It was also performed by “The Voice Kids” champion Lyca Gairanod and her runner-up, Darren Espanto, during Pope Francis’ meeting with Filipino families and the youth, respectively.