Pope Francis' Visit to the Philippines - "Mercy and Compassion"

January 18, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines from January 15–19, 2015 with the theme "Mercy and Compassion". It is the first state and pastoral visit to the Philippines in the 21st century and the third pontiff to visit our country after Pope Paul VI (November, 1970) and Pope John Paul II in "World Youth Day" last January 1995

The pope visited Manila then to Tacloban and Palo, Leyte as part of his main agenda, to pay a visit to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Pope Francis celebrated an outdoor Mass during his last full day visit in Manila Grandstand. An estimated of six million people attended the ceremony or lined the Papal route to Rizal Park. That would be a record for a papal event. About five million welcomed Pope John Paul II in Manila in 1995.

 

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Pope Francis inside Popemobile on his way to Mall of Asia Arena

 

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"Mercy and Compassion"

 

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 Waiting for Pope Francis

 

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Along Quirino Avenue, on his arrival.

 

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The Spectator, using his binocular toy.

 

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Looking at Pope Souvenir Calendar

 

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Shooting the Pope

 

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Philippines, welcomes Pope Francis

 

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Pope visits the "TEXT" capital of the world.

 

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Hundreds if not thousands of people everyday waiting outside Apostolic Nunciature in Manila during papal visit.

 

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Last day, on his way to Manila International Airport back to Rome

 

* All photos are captured with the Olympus OM-D EM-5 M4/3 camera with 14-50mm lens.


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