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Pope Francis' Visit to the Philippines

The much awaited papal visit to our country is just three days away. The Pope is scheduled to arrive in the country on January 15, Thursday at 5PM and will be staying until Monday, January 19.

The following day, January 16, the Pope is scheduled to visit Malacañang followed by a motorcade to Manila Cathedral where he will meet with the authorities and diplomats and a mass will also be held at the said cathedral. The Pope will also go to the Mall of Asia Arena to meet selected Filipino families.

On January 17, Pope Francis will go to Tacloban, Leyte where Typhoon Yolanda took thousands of lives back in 2013. He is also scheduled to return to Manila the same day.

The Pope will also address the youth at the University of Santo Tomas in Quiapo, Manila which will be followed by a motorcade to Rizal Park where the Pope will hold a conclusion mass.

On January 19, the Pope will leave for Rome.

So that's the Pope's itinerary for his first visit to the Philippines. An estimated five to six million Filipino Catholics are expected to flock the Pope's visit and I will surely be one of them. Though I am not the type of person that goes to church religiously, I still have faith and belief in our Church. My partner is a devoted Catholic thus, we plan in attending the conclusion mass on Sunday since that falls on our rest day. I sure wish that the Filipino faith will get stronger with the People's Pope visit to our country.

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kberina wrote on January 11, 2015, 11:55 PM

Oh, how I wanted to see the Pope. Unfortunately, I don't think I can take the crowd in there.

kat123456 wrote on January 12, 2015, 5:37 AM

I am sure that will be quite an event for your country, I hope that you get to see him

livingnow wrote on January 12, 2015, 11:35 AM

It's a a big event for your country, I hope you will be able to see the Pope!

houserulesradio wrote on January 12, 2015, 12:19 PM

Pope John Paul II visited my city when he came to the United States in 1987. My granparents were not Catholic, but they had respect for him.

k2705 wrote on January 12, 2015, 4:25 PM

I hope you get to see him and enjoy the visit, I have visited to Rome but we didn't see the Pope.

MommyCharm wrote on January 12, 2015, 10:23 PM

kberina I agree. People are discouraged to bring children because of the humongous crowd expected there.

MommyCharm wrote on January 12, 2015, 10:24 PM

kat123456 I hope so too. We've been joking here in the office that whoever gets to hold much more kiss the Pope's hand can die peacefully afterwards. lol :)

MommyCharm wrote on January 12, 2015, 10:25 PM

livingnow indeed it is a big event and yes, we sure wish and pray that we get to see him up close.

MommyCharm wrote on January 12, 2015, 10:26 PM

houserulesradio John Paul II visited our country twice during his term as a pope.

MommyCharm wrote on January 12, 2015, 10:27 PM

k2705 aww.. I wish I can also visit Rome one day soon :)

allen0187 wrote on January 15, 2015, 2:56 AM

Today is the day. In a couple of hours, the whole country will be gripped by 'Pope Fever'!!! The Papal Visit is indeed a memorable event for the every Filipino.

scheng1 wrote on January 24, 2015, 10:09 AM

He is very different from all other popes. He is more like Jesus than the rest.