It’s a holiday in the City of Manila during the Pontiff’s visit to the Philippines

Manila City Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada has declared a holiday for Government offices and suspension of classes in all levels. This is to ensure peace, orderliness, public safety and convenience.


Manila will be the host city of the activities of His Holiness Pope Francis during his visit on January 15 to 19, 2015. His official residence in situated along Taft Avenue right before Quirino Avenue. Strict security measures have been implemented as precautionary for the safety of His Holiness.


Pope Francis who will be arriving on Thursday night of the 15th, will be going through Airport Road, Roxas boulevard through his open caravan. Churches covering from Pasay to Manila have seeked the help of the public to be human barricades to serve as walls for people not to be able to go near the caravan.


Pope Francis will also be visiting Leyte, UST, Malacanang and his final mass before he flies back home to be held at the Rizal Park, Luneta. Campers, overnight goers are not allowed during the period.


5 Million people are expected to arrive on this said mass with the Pontiff and 5,000 people from the Laity, Ministers of the Holy Sacrament will be dispersed in 250 tents to give communion to the people.


Let us all Hope and Pray that this historical event of the Pontiff coming back after 20 years will be a peaceful, prosperous, blessed, successful and safe event.




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