Past Papal Visits

Modern popes have made it a point to make the long journey to Catholic Philippines, bastion of Christianity in Southeast Asia, at least once in their pontificates. The country has so far been blessed with three papal visits in a span of 25 years. In 1970, Pope Paul VI (now Blessed) came as a missionary […]

The Papal Visit Itinerary

is Holiness Pope Francis will bring his message of “mercy and compassion” to at least 11 different venues in the province of Leyte and Metro Manila during his Apostolic Visit to the Philippines on January 15-19, 2015. Pope Francis is expected to arrive in Manila from Sri Lanka, the first leg of his Asian trip, by […]

Papal Visit PH Logo Explained

COLORS. The colors of the logo (blue, red, and yellow) are the colors of the Philippine flag. The colors therefore represent the country and its people. It is in solidarity with the victims of recent calamities that the Pope is coming to the Philippines. CIRCLES. The innermost circle resembles a pearl, and again it symbolizes […]

The Theme: Mercy and Compassion

About the Theme of the Apostolic Visit: ‘Mercy and Compassion’ The Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines from January 15 – 19, 2015 will have for its theme “Mercy and Compassion”. Pope Francis will visit the Philippines primarily to comfort Filipinos devastated by the typhoon and the earthquake that hit the Visayas. This visit calls to mind what Jesus did as recounted in the […]

The Purpose of the Apostolic Visit

The visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Philippines on January 15-19, 2015 is indeed a great blessing to a nation whose covenant with God has been tested in various ways, but which has also savored many triumphs in its four centuries of Christian faith. The spotlight will not be on the person of […]