Pope Francis visit - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Pope Francis visit


Palace received info on 'threat' vs Pope Francis

Jan 24, 2015 - 5:42 PM

Malacañang says the information is raw and unverified but was relayed by security officials out of prudence

GOODBYE, POPE.Pope Francis waves to the crowd at the Villamor Airbase as he boards his flight to Rome on January 19, 2015. Rappler screengrab

Why Pope Francis disrupts our political categories

Jan 23, 2015 - 2:15 PM

If we truly want our encounter with Pope Francis to last beyond his pastoral visit we should instead ask how does Pope Francis or how does Catholicism or Christianity in general for that matter see the world?

Covering the Papal Visit: People over Pope Francis

Jan 21, 2015 - 6:51 PM

More than the opportunity of seeing Pope Francis 4 times I will treasure more the stories and the conversations I had with the people

Pope Francis aboard his mobile is given a send off by a huge volume of devotees following a mass at the Quirino grandstand in Manila on January 18, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Aquino reiterates stance: 'I am against abortion'

Jan 21, 2015 - 4:58 PM

Malacañang releases President Benigno Aquino III s 5 point position on responsible parenthood following Pope Francis statements against artificial contraception

CHURCH AND THE STATE. Pope Francis next to President Benigno Aquino III at arrival honors at Malacanang Palace, Manila on January 16, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

LISTEN: A collection of Pope Francis' homilies and speeches

Jan 20, 2015 - 8:24 PM

Listen and relive the words of Pope Francis through Rappler s collection

WATCH: Timelapse of Luneta grounds during Pope Francis' mass

Jan 19, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Check out this timelapse of Luneta and the Quirino Grandstand from dawn to dusk on the day of the Pope s biggest public event during his 5 day visit

Some pilgrims go home ‘disappointed’ for not seeing Pope Francis

Jan 19, 2015 - 8:25 AM

How do some pilgrims feel after coming home without seeing the Pope?

Crowd stays overnight at Nuncio residence to see Pope one last time

Jan 19, 2015 - 7:50 AM

What will people do for one last glimpse of Pope Francis?

Pope Francis' with youth, Luneta mass, network shutdown | The wRap

Jan 18, 2015 - 7:20 PM

Pope Francis tells people: don’t be afraid to cry What sets apart the Catholic Filipino according to the Pope? And cellular networks shut down to secure him

Night before the Pope's Sunday mass

Jan 17, 2015 - 11:09 PM

Will the government pass the test?

Ilonggo craftsmanship in Pope’s Tacloban mass

Jan 17, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Aside from the altar linens this group of women was also tapped to embroider the Pope’s coat of arms which was also sent to Tacloban for the Supreme Pontiff’s scheduled meeting with the residents

WATCH: Local theme song released for Papal visit in Leyte

Jan 14, 2015 - 5:00 AM

The local theme song for the Pope s visit to Leyte was inspired his compassion for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

REHEARSAL. 176 performers from Ormoc City show the dance steps of the song “Shepherd’s Love” to 2,000 mobilized volunteers for the Leyte Papal visit. Photo from Derek Aviola/ Rappler

#PopeFrancisPH: 4 challenges facing Filipino families

Jan 11, 2015 - 7:45 PM

During the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops 2 Filipino archbishops raise concerns on the biggest challenges and trends affecting Filipino families

HISTORIC MEETING. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (2nd from the right) is one of the 3 presidents-delegate of the Synod of Bishop on the Family that was convened by Pope Francis (center). Photo by AFP/Andreas Solaro

IN PHOTOS: Black Nazarene replicas on parade

Jan 08, 2015 - 2:39 PM

With the Feast of the Black Nazarene only days away devotees are already preparing for the annual event with eagerness and anticipation

BLESSED. Msgr. Jose Clemente Ignacio bless the devotees during the procession of replicas of the Black Nazarene at Quiapo, Manila. Photo by Jansen Romero/ Rappler

Pope Francis, the climate activist

Jan 08, 2015 - 11:00 AM

The world may hear more about the Pope s coming encyclical on climate change when he visits Tacloban City this January

IN PHOTOS: Devotees hold dry run of Nazareno procession

Jan 07, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Quiapo church holds a practice session for devotees who will participate in the procession of the Black Nazarene on January 9

FAITH. Veteran devotees practice pulling the cart of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Jansen Romero/ Rappler

Black Nazarene feast a 'dry run' for Pope's visit

Jan 05, 2015 - 5:49 PM

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada mobilizes all our departments for the Feast of the Black Nazarene and imposes a liquor ban until the papal visit

PAPAL VISIT. A calendar showing the face of Pope Francis and the Holy Family is seen outside Quiapo Church 4 days before the feast of the black Nazarene. Photo by Jansen Romero/ Rappler

#ShowThePope: How Filipinos treat LGBTs

Dec 28, 2014 - 5:34 PM

Netizens ShowThePope two faces of the Philippines when it comes to gay rights: sometimes breeding discrimination sometimes open and loving

GAY RIGHTS. Participating in Rappler's #ShowThePope, Twitter users Raffy Magno (@raffymagno) and Jeff Crisostomo (@jeffcrisostomo) send entries related to the LGBT community. Screen grabs from Twitter

When the Pope visits, it will be different from 1995

Dec 26, 2014 - 8:45 PM

Philippine Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr who organized both trips compares the 1995 and 2015 papal visits

Pope visit: Airport road closures, flight suspension

Dec 22, 2014 - 4:46 PM

The Manila International Airport Authority issues an advisory on road closures and suspension of flight arrivals during Pope Francis visit to the Philippines

Youth encounter with Pope in UST 'open to public'

Dec 22, 2014 - 2:54 PM

However the UST football field and grandstand will be designated to youth delegates only

IN PHILIPPINES SOON. Pope Francis arrives to lead his Wednesday General Audience in St Peter's Square in Vatican City on October 29, 2014. Photo by Claudio Peri/EPA

Public urged: Show PH hospitality during Pope visit

Nov 27, 2014 - 3:17 PM

Organizers of the papal visit urge the public to help make the Pope s trip memorable not only by giving him a rousing welcome but also by cooperating with authorities

Pope Francis' first Asia visit? South Korea

Mar 10, 2014 - 10:31 PM

Pope Francis will make a 5 day visit to South Korea in August as evangelization on the Asian continent remains a big priority for the Vatican

PEACE. Pope Francis calls for forgiveness and peace after deadly protests in Venezuela. File photo by Filippo Monteforte/Agence France-Presse