Earlier last year, the Vatican announced the Pope’s plan of visiting the Philippines on January of this year. With majority of its citizens as Catholics, the Philippines rejoiced with the announcement
The Filipinos became more excited when the Vatican released the Pope’s Philippine Itinerary. This includes the Pope’s arrival in Manila on January 15, meeting with the diplomats, authorities, and families on January 16, arrival in Tacloban City on January 17, and meeting with the various religious leaders on January 18.
Purpose of the Visit