Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, will be visiting the Philippines from Thursday, January 15 until Monday, January 19, 2015. He will be staying for five days, touring parts of the country and meeting with devotees.
Pope Francis Papal Visit to the Philippines 2015 itinerary
For quick reference below is the official itinerary of Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines, refer to the table below.
|Thursday 15 January 2015|
|17:45||Arrival at Villamor Air Base in Manila|
|Friday 16 January 2015|
|09:15||WELCOME CEREMONY at the Malacañan Palace|
|COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT|
|10:15||MEETING WITH THE AUTHORITIES and the DIPLOMATIC CORPS at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall of the Presidential Palace|
|11:15||HOLY MASS with the bishops, priests, women and men religious at the Cathedral – Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Manila|
|17:30||MEETING with the FAMILIES at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila|
|Saturday 17 January 2015|
|08:15||Departure by plane from Manila for Tacloban|
|09:30||Arrival at the airport of Tacloban|
|10:00||HOLY MASS near Tacloban International Airport|
|12:45||Lunch with some of the survivors of typhoon Yolanda at the Archbishop’s Residence in Palo|
|15:00||Blessing of the Pope Francis Center for the Poor|
|15:30||MEETING with the Priests, Women and Men Religious, Seminarians and Families of the Survivors at the Cathedral of Palo|
|17:00||Departure by plane for Manila|
|18:15||Arrival at Villamor Air Base in Manila|
|Sunday 18 January 2015|
|09:45||Brief Meeting with the Religious Leaders of the Philippines at the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas in Manila|
|10:30||MEETING WITH THE YOUTH at the Sports Field of the University|
|15:30||HOLY MASS at Rizal Park in Manila|
|Monday 19 January 2015|
|09:45||Leave Taking Ceremony at the Presidential Pavilion of Villamor Air Base in Manila|
|10:00||Departure by plane from Manila for Rome|
|17:40||Arrival at the airport of Rome/Ciampino|
DAY 1: Arrival (Thursday, January 15, 2015)
Known as Jorge Mario Bergoglio in real life, Pope Francis will be arriving at the Villamor Air Base in Manila on Thursday, January 15.
DAY 2: Meet and greet, holy mass (Friday, January 16, 2015)
The Pope will be meeting President Benigno S. Aquino III at the Malacañan Palace on Friday.
He will then proceed to the Cathedral at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Manila to hold the Holy Mass.
At 5:30PM he is expected to meet with families at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.
DAY 3: Tacloban mass and blessing (Saturday, January 17, 2015)
On Saturday, Pope Francis will proceed to Tacloban to conduct a Holy Mass, perform a blessing, and
DAY 4: Mass at Rizal Park / Luneta (Sunday, January 18, 2015)
On Sunday, Pope Francis will meet with religious leaders and youth at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila.
He will then proceed to Rizal Park (Luneta) to conduct a Holy Mass in the afternoon.
DAY 5: Departure (Monday, January 19, 2015)
Pope Francis shall depart at 10:00 AM on Monday, January 19. He is expected to arrive in Rome by 5:40 PM.
Pope Francis Papal Visit to the Philippines 2015 itinerary (infographic)
The infographic below, created by the University of Santo Tomas Varsitarian, provides a quick visual guide for Pope Francis’ Papal Visit to the Philippines.
You can also check out the official infographic of the itinerary of Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines.