Meet Kenneth Rey Parsad, the eye-catching seminarian in Pope Francis’ Manila Cathedral mass

Meet Kenneth Rey Parsad, the eye-catching seminarian in Pope Francis’ Manila Cathedral mass

A seminarian from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) stole the limelight during Pope Francis’ mass for the religious and selected members of the laity at the Manila Cathedral Friday afternoon.

Filipinos who followed the mass either through television or live online streaming can’t help but swoon over Kenneth Rey Parsad. As GMA News reported, most of them expressed admiration over his good looks through social media.

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Kenneth Parsad, a seminarian from UST, stole the show during Pope Francis’ mass at the Manila Cathedral (Credits: RTVM)

Parsad read the responsorial psalm during the mass, and he also sang for a brief time.

According to a blog site affiliated with UST. Parsad originally came from the Diocese of Bangued and is the Psalterion Coordinator of the UST Central Seminary. Based on his facial features, he is likely to be

Below are two photos taken from Parsad’s Facebook account. He is clad in  clerical robe in the first photo while he is wearing a basketball jersey in the second one:

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Kenneth Rey Parsad wearing priestly attire (Photo taken from his Facebook page)
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Kenneth Rey Parsad wearing a basketball jersey (Photo taken from his Facebook page)

A concerned reader forwarded us this photo collage of him … LOL

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And since we can’t get enough of him …


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