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Robin Padilla is hopeful that the Vatican will grant him and Mariel Rodriguez a church wedding

Robin Padilla says he is willing to do everything just to fulfill the dream wedding of wife Mariel Rodriguez.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

7/16/2011 7:53 PM
Robin Padilla is hopeful that the Vatican will grant him and Mariel Rodriguez a church wedding


071711-robin_main.jpgRobin Padilla said that he is still seeking help from the Vatican so he and wife Mariel Rodriguez can have a church wedding. In an interview during the media launch of his newest cellphone endorsement, the action star explained that his plan of going to the Vatican in Rome, Italy was supposed to be a secret. “Lumaki nga 'yan, secret ‘yun eh sa totoo lang.”

After a whirlwind romance, Robin and Mariel got married under Muslim rites in August of last year in India. But when the showbiz world got wind of their plans to have a church wedding this year, several Catholic bishops expressed disapproval since Robin, who is a Muslim, doesn’t share the same faith. But the actor clarified that he’s not harboring ill feelings toward the Catholic Church because of the matter. “Ako nire-respeto ko at minamahal ang ating mga bishops. Kasi ang sa amin ay isang Katoliko si Mariel na naghahanap ng blessing ng kanyang simbahan. At bilang asawa niya ay gagawin ko ang lahat para matupad yon. Naniniwala ako na magiging [maayos ang lahat].”

He also said he doesn’t think there would be any further objections coming from the side of his religion. “Ang Islam ay sagot sa maraming katanungan. Kahit kailan, kapayapaan ang hangad nito. Hindi ito kontra sa kung ano man, lalong lalo na sa kasal.

Robin further shared that he met a fellow Filipino working at the Vatican who promised to help him. “Kung plano na kung naka-coordinate doon, eh hindi naman tayo si Prince William, baka hindi tayo pansinin. Ang sa akin, may isang Pinoy doon na nagtatrabaho sa loob ng Vatican at dahil pinagkakatiwalaan siya doon, pinapasok ako. Bilang asawa ko si Mariel, gusto ko lang matupad ang kanyang church wedding. Kung hindi matupad dito sa inang bayan eh baka doon sa tulong ng kababayan natin na ‘yun eh maikasal nila kami doon. Hindi naman kailangang si Pope ang magkasal sa amin, ha ha ha!

However, the showbiz couple has yet to go to the Vatican because of their busy schedules. But according to Robin, once they receive an approval from the Vatican, they will immediately arrange for a church wedding. “Kapag nagkaroon ng tamang plano, execute agad. Busy kasi kami, siya sa Happy Yipee Yehey, ako naman sa Guns and Roses, pero alam mo malapit na ‘yun.