Apostolic Journey of H.H. Francis to Sri Lanka and the Philippines
January 12 - 19, 2015



Monday, January 12, 2015

Departure from Rome's Fiumicino airport for Colombo

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Arrival at the International Airport of Colombo - Welcoming ceremony  (Video)
Interreligious meeting at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (Video)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Holy Mass and Rite of Canonization of Blessed Joseph Vaz at Galle Face Green in Colombo (Video)

Marian prayer at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary  at Madhu

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Visit to the Chapel of “Our Lady of Lanka” at Bolawalana

Farewell ceremony at the International Airport of Colombo  

Departure by plane from Colombo to Manila  

In-Flight Press Conference of His Holiness Pope Francis from Sri Lanka to the Philippines

Arrival at Villamor Air Base in Manila - Official welcoming ceremony (Video - ONLY)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace /Courtesy visit to the President (Video-ONLY)  

Meeting with the Public Authorities and the Diplomatic Corps at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall of the Presidential Palace (Video)
Holy Mass with Bishops, Priests and Religious people at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Manila (Video)

Meeting with Families at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila (Video)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Departure by plane from Manila to Tacloban  

Arrival at the airport of Tacloban  

Holy Mass next to Tacloban International Airport (Video)

Luncheon with some survivors of typhoon Yolanda at the Archbishopric of Palo 
Blessing of Pope Francis Center for the Poor  

Meeting with Priests, Religious, Seminarians and families of survivors gathered in the Cathedral of Palo (Video)  

Departure by plane for Manila  

Arrival at Villamor Air Base of Manila

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Brief meeting with religious leaders of the Philippines at Santo Tomas University in Manila

Meeting with the young people in the sports field of the University (Video)

Holy Mass at Rizal Park in Manila (Video)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Farewell ceremony at the Presidential Pavilion of the Villamor Air Base in Manila

Departure from Manila for Rome

In-Flight Press Conference of His Holiness Pope Francis from the Philippines to Rome

Arrival at Ciampino Airport in Rome