As of this writing, it is just two days to go before Pope Francis visits the Philippines for his Papal Visit.
I am one of the many who are excited! It made me reminisce the last Papal Visit 20 years ago of Saint John Paul II. I remember watching all the activities on television (our school holidays were extended from Christmas break up to the second week of January but had to endure many Saturday classes to pay off the extended holidays). My family and I were also among the 5 million Filipinos who flocked the Rizal Park for Saint John Paul II’s concluding Mass for the 10th World Youth Day.
Twenty years ago, we just relied on the information from the newspapers, radio, television for the Pope’s itinerary. With the existence of social media now, I decided to help spread information for Pope Francis’ visit. Continue reading