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Filipinos Fell In Love With A Singing Priest At Pope Francis's Mass

Forgive us, Father, for we have thirst.

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As part of his papal tour of the Philippines, Pope Francis held mass at Manila Cathedral on Friday.

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He demanded that leaders in the Philippines end "scandalous social inequalities" in the country, calling out corruption in a nation where tens of millions of Catholics endure brutal poverty.

The congregation's attention was diverted, however, by the good-looking man singing the responsorial psalm.

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Filipino attendees — in person and via live telecast — took to Twitter to sing the praises of the man's good looks and even skin tone.

The priest singing the first responsorial psalm at Pope Francis' Eucharistic Celebration. Guapo, noh?

Kim Pineda@kp_philsFollow

The priest singing the first responsorial psalm at Pope Francis' Eucharistic Celebration. Guapo, noh?

10:29 PM - 15 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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That look ohmg!!! #forgive me father for i have sinned! Lol #ResponsorialPsalm

#simplyJZ ❤️❤️❤️@BhebeJZFollow

That look ohmg!!! #forgive me father for i have sinned! Lol #ResponsorialPsalm

6:02 AM - 16 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

"The guy reading the responsorial psalm is so handsome. Sorry Lord, I can't help it. I mean, look at that skin tone."

Ang gwapo nung nagbasa ng responsorial psalm. Sorry Lord.. Di maiwasan na humanga, ganda ng skintone eh. #PopeFrancisPH

Bianca@biancavernFollow

Ang gwapo nung nagbasa ng responsorial psalm. Sorry Lord.. Di maiwasan na humanga, ganda ng skintone eh. #PopeFrancisPH

11:10 PM - 15 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

The man has been identified by devout Twitter users as Kenneth Rey Parsad, a second-year theologian from the Diocese of Bangued.

Kenneth Ray Parsad of UST. #ICantBreathe #ResponsorialPsalm #PopeFrancisPH #LordPatawadPo

Jerome AM❤Res@iamsexyjca8Follow

Kenneth Ray Parsad of UST. #ICantBreathe #ResponsorialPsalm #PopeFrancisPH #LordPatawadPo

3:56 AM - 16 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

#ResponsorialPsalm began trending as the Manila Cathedral telecast continued.

Only time #ResponsorialPsalm will be trending -- #PopeFrancisPH :D

Neshermie@projectphasesFollow

Only time #ResponsorialPsalm will be trending -- #PopeFrancisPH :D

10:57 PM - 15 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Devotees will probably be swarming the churches in droves in the coming months, likely to find other cute seminarians, and also for confession, maybe.

@arieshaariesha take me to church NW wearing vicyoria's secret lingerie! #responsorialpsalm

OriginalMrs.Araullo@masbenaningFollow

@arieshaariesha take me to church NW wearing vicyoria's secret lingerie! #responsorialpsalm

10:44 PM - 15 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Get a closer look at the alleged angel here.

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(H/t Coconuts Manila.)