Youth groups hold color splash activity on eve of Papal visit

January 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on Youth groups hold color splash activity on eve of Papal visit 

150114164527Filipino youth leaders show the colored powder they used in a “color splash” activity along Espana Blvd. in front of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila on Wednesday (Jan. 14, 2015), eve of Pope Francis’ arrival, to highlight the festive nature of the pontiff’s Apostolic Visit to the Philippines. The white-yellow-red-blue color splashing activity is one of the many activities set as part of the week-long “Youth Camp for Pope Francis.” (PNA photo by Rico H. Borja)
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Press briefing on Pope Francis’ visit

January 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on Press briefing on Pope Francis’ visit 

150113165731Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary Jess Anthony Q. Yu (left) answers a question from the press during a media briefing on Monday (Jan. 12, 2015) on the Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines. The Pope is arriving in Manila on Thursday. (PNA photo by Johnny D. Guevarra)
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Press briefing on Pope Francis’ visit visit to PHL

January 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on Press briefing on Pope Francis’ visit visit to PHL 

150112143738Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio B. Coloma Jr. (extreme left) answers a query from the press during a media briefing on Monday (Jan. 12, 2015) on the Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines. Also in photo are Bishop Mylo C. Vergara, Bishop Ruperto Santos and Msgr. Pedro Quitorio. The Pope is arriving in Manila on Thursday. (PNA photo by Johnny D. Guevarra)
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Security officials inspect the Quirino Grandstand in preparation for Pope Francis’ Apostolic Visit

January 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on Security officials inspect the Quirino Grandstand in preparation for Pope Francis’ Apostolic Visit 

150112143658Philippine National Police and Army officials inspect the Quirino Grandstand at Manila’s Rizal on Monday (Jan. 12, 2015) as part of the preparations for the Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines starting Thursday. The Pope is scheduled to celebrate an open-air Mass at the Rizal Park on Jan. 18. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)
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Thousands of policemen ready for the arrival of Pope Francis

January 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on Thousands of policemen ready for the arrival of Pope Francis 

150112141611Thousands of policemen from all over the country gather at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex along Roxas Blvd. while waiting for the start of the dry run of the papal convoy from Villamor Air Base in Pasay City to the Apostolic Nunciature on Tafty Ave. in Manila on Monday (Jan. 12, 2015). Pope Francis is arriving in Manila on Thursday for his four-day Apostolic Visit to the Philippines. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)
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Roxas Blvd. flyover gets new coat of paint

January 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roxas Blvd. flyover gets new coat of paint 

150106130303Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) personnel repaint the Roxas Blvd. flyover in Pasay City as part of the preparations for the Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines on Jan. 15-19. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)
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Nine-day novena for safety of Pope Francis in the Philippines set Jan. 6 to 14

January 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Nine-day novena for safety of Pope Francis in the Philippines set Jan. 6 to 14 

By Leonardo V. Micua

DAGUPAN CITY, Jan. 4 (PNA)–All priests in the Lingayen-Dagupan archdiocese were enjoined to hold obligatory nine-day novena in churches and chapels in communities and in schools in the entire archdiocese from January 6 to 14 to pray for the safety of Pope Francis during his Apostolic Visit in the Philippines from January 15 to 19.

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