Ringing church bells and little kids dressed as Swiss guards and cheering crowds – welcomed Pope Francis as his convoy arrived at the Manila Cathedral before noon Friday.
Pope Francis arrived at the Cathedral at about 11 a.m., GMA News reported.
He greeted Filipinos who were waiting for him at Plaza Roma across the cathedral. Some of those waiting for him had been there since Thursday.
The Mass is the second of the Pope’s official events during his five-day visit. On Friday afternoon, he will meet with families at the Mall of Asia arena in Pasay City.
Pope Francis, humarap sa mga naghintay sa kanya sa Plaza Roma, tapat ng Manila Cathedral bago pumasok sa simbahan. | via @CecilVillarosa
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On Saturday, the Pope is scheduled to fly to Leyte for a Mass in Tacloban City and a lunch with survivors of recent calamities in Palo town.