His Holiness Pope Francis will bring his message of “mercy and compassion” to at least 11 different venues in the province of Leyte and Metro Manila during his Apostolic Visit to the Philippines on January 15-19, 2015.
Pope Francis is expected to arrive in Manila from Sri Lanka, the first leg of his Asian trip, by plane past 5 p.m. on January 15, and will go on a motorcade to his official residence in the Philippines.
President Aquino will be welcoming Pope Francis upon his arrival at Villamor Airbase on January 15, Thursday. The President will lead the welcome ceremony for the Pope at the Palace’s Kalayaan Grounds the next day, Friday.
Tens of thousands are expected to see and hear Pope Francis deliver a speech at the University of Santo Tomas in January.