Papal PH Itinerary: Where You Can See Pope Francis

Pope Francis’ visit is a first in 20 years. The last time the Holy Father went to the Philippines was when Pope John Paul II visited the Philippines to celebrate the 10th World Youth Day in 1995.

Papal itinerary: Where You Can See Pope Francis
Papal itinerary: Where You Can See Pope Francis © Getty Images

Want a good glimpse of the pope? Track his whereabouts through this itinerary:

January 15, Thursday
5:45 pm – Arrival at Villamor Air Base in Manila. President Aquino and 12 cabinet members to welcome the pope
– Motorcade to his official residence at the Apostolic Nunciature (Taft Avenue)
Best vantage point: The route of his motorcade (to be issued later in the day)

January 16, Friday
09:15 am – Welcome ceremony at the Malacañang Palace.
10:15 am – Meeting with authorities and diplomatic corps at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall of the Presidential Palace
11:15 am – Holy Mass with the bishops, priests, and others from religious orders at the Manila Cathedral
5:30 pm – Meeting with families (pre-selected by Philippine dioceses) at Mall of Asia Arena
Best vantage point: Intramuros to MOA Arena for his motorcade

January 17, Saturday
08:15 am – Departure from Manila for Tacloban
09:30 am – Arrival at the airport of Tacloban
10:00 am – Holy Mass near Tacloban International Airport
12:45 pm – Lunch with some of the survivors of typhoon Yolanda at the Archbishop’s Residence in Palo, Leyte
3:00 pm – Blessing of the Pope Francis Center for the Poor
3:30 pm – Meeting with the priests, seminarians and families of the survivors at the Cathedral of Palo, Leyte
5:00 pm – Departure from Tacloban to Manila
6:15 pm – Arrival at Villamor Air Base in Manila

January 18, Sunday
09:45 am – Brief Meeting with the religious leaders of the Philippines at the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas in Manila
10:30 am – Meeting with the youth at the Sports Field of the UST
3:30 pm – Holy Mass at the Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park in Manila
Best vantage points:
UST grounds (Gates 5 and 6 are designated for participants; The general public can stay at designated areas, please enter at Gates 10 and 11. Gates open at 4 AM.)
Periphery of Rizal Park, where Pope Francis will also reportedly hold a short motorcade before starting the mass.

January 19, Monday
09:45 am – Send-off ceremony at the Presidential Pavilion of Villamor Air Base in Manila
10:00 am – Departs for Rome
5:40 pm – Pope arrives at the airport of Rome/Ciampino

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Written by Barbie Perez


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