Malacanan Palace, Manila (10:30 am)- Pope Francis addresses the diplomatic corps and thanks the Philippines for the warm welcome he has received.
Pope Francis talks about the 500 years since the proclamation of the Christian gospel in the Philippines
MALACAÑANG PHILIPPINES (10:32 am) — This visit is to express my closeness with those who were devastated by Yolanda.” – Pope Francis
10: 35 AM: Pope Francis calls on Filipinos to reject corruption “I hope this will challenge everyone at all levels of society to reject every form of corruption which divert the resource for the poor,” said Pope Francis.
Pope Francis: We have a moral imperative of ensuring social justice, respect for human dignity.
“Families need our support…beginning with the unborn, elderly and infirm…” – Pope Francis in Malacanang
10:40 Pope Francis finishes his statement.