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In his Jan. 15-19 state and pastoral visit to the Philippines. Pope Francis spoke to Filipinos on his thoughts about issues and concerns that confront the country and the world. He called for an end to corruption and for fair treatment for the poor, and personally consoled with the survivors of supertyphoon Haiyan.
This post gathers the full transcripts, highlights and videos of the Papal remarks in the Philippines.
At a glance, here are the links to full texts of the pope’s speeches:
- Message at Malacanang (Jan. 16)
- Homily at Manila Cathedral (Jan. 16)
- Allocutio at MOA Arena (Jan. 16)
- Prepared remarks and actual Homily at Tacloban Airport (Jan. 17)
- Prepared remarks for Palo Cathedral (Jan. 17)
- Prepared remarks and actual Allocutio at UST (Jan. 18)
- Homily at Luneta (Jan. 18)
The pope also led the people gathered at the Tacloban Airport mass in an impromptu thanksgiving prayer after Communion.
If you’re abroad or cannot go personally to any of the Papal events where Pope Francis is set to go as part of his state and pastoral visit, one option is to catch the “Pope of the Poor” via livestream.
The pope will be in the Philippines on January 15-19, in a visit that carries the theme “Mercy and Compassion”
Bookmark this page to know where to catch the free livestreams direct from the Philippines, as Pope Francis goes around Manila and in Tacloban.
9News/CNN Philippines (direct)