The Catholic faithful in the Philippines are looking forward to the coming visit of Pope Francis from January 15 to 19, 2015. He is the third pope to visit the country. The first was Pope Paul VI in 1970 while the second was Pope John Paul II who visited the country twice in 1981 and 1995. To guide everyone interested in knowing the activities lined up for the Papal visit to the Philippines, here is an infographic of his itinerary.
Not everybody will be able to physically follow Pope Francis in all his stops throughout the country. It is a good thing that there is another option to do this and that is to watch this part of history unfold before our eyes in the comfort of our homes. SKYcable will provide full coverage of the papal visit to the Philippines via a live, uninterrupted and in high definition free view. On January 13 and 14, a collection of His Holiness’special documentaries will be shown as a fitting introduction to his arrival.
The Philippines and the Filipino people are very fortunate to have been visited by three popes with the coming of Pope Francis. He will bring his message of mercy and compassion to us who have been the recipients of great mercy and compassion from other countries in the face of the recent tragedies that struck our country. Let us prepare ourselves both physically and spiritually as we welcome another unforgettable chapter in our nation’s history – the Papal Visit to the Philippines 2015.
About the Guest Blogger
Ramon Martinez writes for Dateline Movies and Ambos Mundos Family Food Blog. He considers himself very fortunate for having lived through the visits of three popes . He says he certainly wouldn’t mind living through three more papal visits .