Pope Francis is Coming to the Philippines
This presentation is about the incoming of Pope Francis to the Philippines.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Pope Francis (Latin: Franciscus; Italian: Francesco;
born Jorge Mario Bergoglio,17 December 1936) is
the reigning pope of the Catholic Church, in which
capacity he is both Bishop of Rome and
absolute sovereign of the Vatican City State.
The head of the world’s largest religion,
Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic
Church confirmed his visit to the
Philippines this coming January 2015 but
the Vatican did not gave a definite date of
his trip to Asia’s largest Roman Catholic
The confirmation was made by the 77-year-
old Pope Francis himself while speaking
Italian as he told reporters in Vatican, aside
from noting his scheduled trip to South Korea
for the sixth Asian Youth Day scheduled this
The Pope was quoted as saying (translated in English)
“Then next January a trip of two days to Sri Lanka and
in the Philippines and in the zone that was hit by the
tsunami,” the Pope said.
The first non-European Pope, his excellency Pope
Francis already expressed his intentions earlier of visiting
the Philippine archipelago to personally condole with
thousands of survivors of the Super Typhoon Yolanda
The Pope also mentioned the Philippines during his first
Christmas as the leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
Aside from the intentions of the Pope to visit the
Philippines, Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto, Papal Nuncio
to the Philippines also visited the survivors of the super
typhoon in Tacloban City last Christmas Day in 2013.