Pope Francis sets 4-day visit to the Philippines - Jan. 15 to 19, 2015

Pope Francis is slated to visit the Philippines in January 2015, as per confirmation made by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle in a presscon.

Pope Francis visit the Philippines

The pontiff will be in the country from January 15 to 19, 2015. His 4-day visit will be spent in Manila, and areas in the Eastern Visayas that were ravaged by typhoon Yolanda.

The papal visit will be under the theme 'Mercy and Compassion', said Cardinal Tagle.

Coincidentally, Pope Francis in the Philippines will be marking the 20th anniversary of the 1995 World Youth Day, which was attended by St. John Paul II.

Meanwhile, Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said, the government is now in the process of working on the security and safety concerns during the event.
We are working closely with the Papal Visit committee (Coloma)

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