The head of the Holy See press office, Fr Federico Lombardi talks to our correspondent in Manila, Sean-Patrick Lovett, about the highlights of the Pope's visit to the Philippines and about the expectations of the people who turned out in such huge numbers to take part in the papal events
Pope Francis hugs a child during his meeting with young people at the Santo Tomas University in Manila
'Vatican Weekend' for January 18, 2015 features 'There's more in the Sunday Gospel than meets the eye' plus special coverage of Pope Francis' meeting with the people of the Philippines on the last day of his pastoral visit to Asia
Tens of thousands of people gather in Manila's Luneta Park for Sunday's Mass celebrated by Pope Francis
Pope Francis celebrated Mass Sunday in Manila’s Luneta Park for enthusiastic crowds who had braved inclement weather to turn out to see their beloved Pope. The head of Vatican Radio’s English Service, Seàn-Patrick Lovett, is traveling with the Pope and sent this report
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila thanks Pope Francis for his visit to the Philippines
Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila, thanked Pope Francis for his visit to the Philippines on Sunday, saying his fellow Filipinos would be praying for the Pope and would follow him “to the peripheries” as missionaries of Christ’s light.
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Rizal Park in Manila, Philippines
Pope Francis on Sunday called on Filipinos to be “outstanding missionaries of the faith in Asia” during a mass attended by millions in Manila’s Rizal Park.He called them to reject lies, ephemeral pleasures and superficial pastimes and to remain children of God
Kristel Padasas, a 27-year old volunteer, died at Saturday’s Mass in Tacloban. Padasas was mortally injured when scaffolding by the stage where the Mass took place collapsed during the wind caused by Tropical Storm Anang, which was approaching the area.