Catholic priests in the Philippines turns TikTok into virtual pulpit
25 April 2021 | 10:57 am
Tech-savvy Catholic priests in the Philippines are turning to Tiktok to connect with young believers, dancing to popular songs and sharing homilies in the video-sharing platform as the pandemic forced the Catholic-majority country’s faithful online.
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