Pope Francis PH DAY 4 (Breaking News)

APOSTOLIC NUNCIATURE (5:42 PM) Pope has finally made it back to the Nunciature at exactly 5:42 PM.


(2: 40 PM) Pope Francis arrived at the Luneta from UST. Many people rejoiced after seeing him personally even though the weather is not good, the people are still happy because Pope Francis came to visit.

(2: 30 PM) Pope Francis already passed through Roxas Blvd with devotees near the route cheering and the ones not, all came running to catch a glimpse of the Pope.

(2:25 PM) – Pope Francis’ has left the Apostolic Nunciature riding the Popemobile and is on his way to the Quirino Grandstand.


QUIRINO GRANDSTAND (2:22 PM) – Convoy of President Aquino has just arrived at Quirino Grandstand.

QUIRINO GRANDSTAND (2:21 PM) – Many parents bring their children to attend the concluding mass of Pope Francis at Quirino Grandstand.

QUIRINO GRANDSTAND (2:19 PM) – People who are joining the concluding mass of Pope Francis reached 6 million devotees.

QUIRINO GRANDSTAND (2:11 PM) – Heavy rain continues to pour at the Quirino Grandstand as the people continue to patiently wait for the Pope.


MANILA, PHILIPPINES (12:00 noon) – The line of mass goers grew longer three and a half hours before Pope Francis’ arrival in Quirino Grandstand. The line going to the main gate of Rizal Park stretches all the way to Roxas Boulevard via UN Avenue as of 12:00 noon today. – (Dan Elairon)

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MANILA – A long queue from the Luneta Entrance main gate stretches from Taft ave. cor. the whole stretch of UN ave up to the corner of Alhambra. – Peter Anthony Garcia


QUIRINO GRANDSTAND (10:17 AM) – Heavy rain starts to pour at the Quirino Grandstand.


MANILA (10:02 AM) – People who were not able to enter the Quirino Grandstand for the mass choose to stay along Kalaw Ave. hoping that Pope’s entourage will pass by later this afternoon. (Castilla & Maliño)


UST, MANILA (9:55 A.M) – Bangued Bishop Leopoldo Jaucian, has delivered his welcome message for Pope Francis.

UST, MANILA (9:51 A.M) Pope Francis is now on the UST Stage greeting the Youth Devotees. (Paola Mondares)

UST, MANILA – (9:49 A.M) Pope Francis has just reached the UST Stage. (Paola Mondares)

UST, MANILA – (9:30 AM) – The pope is now having a brief meeting with different faith leaders. This is to show peace and solidarity between different religions.

UST, MANILA – (9:27 AM) – Pope Francis has arrived in UST for encounter with the youth.

QUIRINO AVE. – (9:15 AM) Papal convoy now on its way to UST

UST, MANILA – (8:15 am) UST High School students perform as part of the pre-event celebrations (Jasmine Gonzales)

QUIRINO GRANDSTAND (8:11 AM) – This narra tree standing at the center of Quirino Grandstand was planted by Pope Paul VI himself during his visit in the Philippines in 1979. (Jonathan Andal)


QUIRINO GRANDSTAND (7:55 AM) – as advised, people brought their images of Sto. Nino for the blessing of Pope Francis. (Elai Blando)


MANILA, PHILIPPINES – ROXAS BLVD. (6:48 AM) Students with Welcome Pope Francis placards marching to Luneta. (Jonathan Andal)

Youth placards

ROXAS BLVD. (6:39 AM) Roxas blvd is now closed for vehicles. People need to walk from the CCP Complex to Luneta. (Jonathan Andal)

roads closed

QUIRINO GRANDSTAND (6:27 AM) – The papal mass stage is set up at the Quirino Grandstand at the Rizal Park (Luneta). (EBlando)

Qurino stage for the mass

QUIRINO GRANDSTAND (6:23 AM) – Media platforms near the Quirino Grandstand from where the GREEN FM team will be covering the mass later at 3:30 PM. (EBlando)

Media platforms

RIZAL PARK (6:17 AM) – Security personnel inspect bags of accredited media personnel including the GREEN FM media (EBlando)

media personnel bag inspection

MARIA OROSA ST.(6:03 AM) – Campers along Orosa avenue are blocking the sidewalks towards the Gil Puyat entrance for Papal visit staff (EBlando)


GIL PUYAT STATION (6:00 AM) Lines at the Gil Puyat Station (EBlando)

Gil puyat entrance 2 Gil Puyat entrance

TAFT AVENUE, MANILA (4:13 AM) Private vehicle owners park and alight from their vehicles to walk from UN Avenue and Roxas Boulevard on their way to Rizal Park venue of the Papal Concluding Mass later at 3:30 PM. (Elisha Blando) Taft Avenue DAY 4

University of Sto. Tomas (3:05AM) – Youth await the opening of the UST gates. DASMARINAS, CAVITE (1:41AM) – The De La Salle University-Dasmarinas delegation to the Youth Encounter with the Pope composed of selected faculty and students from Lasallian Community Development Center (LCDC), Office of Student Services (OSS), Campus Ministry Office (CMO) and De La Salle Aspirants has just left the university grounds bound for the University of Sto. Tomas in Espana, Manila. (Tomi Adrias)

DLSUD vehicle with CMO Director Gil Ellema
DLSUD vehicle with CMO Director Gil Ellema

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