QUIRINO GRANDSTAND, MANILA- (5:27 PM)Tons of people are now at the back of Pope Francis’ mobile as the Pope are now on his way to Roxas Blvd, going back to Apostolic Nunciature.
(5: 24 PM) Pope Francis’ mobile still roaming the area of Luneta. Blessing more people as he can despite the outpouring rain.
(5: 20 PM) People in Luneta are all enthusiast while Pope Francis making his last roaming in the area.
(5: 15 PM) Pope Francis now on his mobile. Ready to roam the area while people are waving their white handkerchiefs.
(5:11 PM) Pope Francis preps up for his motorcade after the mass in Grandstand.
(5 :09 PM) Crowd rehearsed ‘Pope Francis Wave’ (waving their white handkerchief) while chanting “Papa Francisco, Mahal ng Pilipino” for Pope Francis’ last roaming later.
(5 :02 PM) Cardinal Tagle announced that Pope Francis will roam around the area of Quirino Grandstand to see and bless more people as he can, which stirs up the crowd.
(4:17 PM) Communion ceremony.
(4: 10 PM) Singing of ‘Ama Namin’
(3: 54PM) Liturgy of the Eucharist Offertory. Few people went on stage and kissed Pope Francis’ hand.
(3 : 51 PM)- Prayer of the Faithful: “Panginoon dinggin ang aming panalangin”
(3: 45 PM) Silence engulfed the crowd as Pope Francis’ Homily ended. Giving people a moment of reflection.
Pope Francis: We need to protect, guide and encourage our young people
Pope Francis’ delivered the Homily in English.
Pope Francis: We perpetuate poverty, ignorance and corruption
Pope Francis: “Filipinos are called to be outstanding missionaries in Asia.”
Pope Francis’ homily: “Sto. Nino tells us that we are all God’s children”
(3: 30 PM) Gospel Mark 10:13-16
“Whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it”
(3: 26 PM) Second Reading: Eph 1:3-6, 15-18 “He destined us for adoption to himself trough Jesus”
(3:23 PM) Singer Erik Santos led the Reponsorial Psalm. “All the ends of the Earth have seen the saving power of God”
(3:20 PM) Liturgy of the Word for Concluding Mass from the book of Isiah 9:1-6.
(3: 16 PM) Philippine Coast Guards secure the entrance of Quirino Grandstand
(3:12 PM) – Penitential Rite– “Lord , Have mercy’
TAFT AVE., MANILA- (3:10 PM)- Pilgrims still entering Rizal Park via Taft Avenue
(Photo by Denzel Almanzor)
QUIRINO GRANDSTAND, MANILA- (3:06 PM)- Introductory rites of the mass now starting.
(3:03 P.M) – Over 6 million Filipinos present in Quirino Grandstand to witness the last mass of Pope Francis in the country.
*Pope Francis mass that will be held in Quirino Grandstand, declared as the biggest mass in the Philippines. Source: (ABS-CBN)
*The mass which Pope Francis will spearhead starts at 3:30PM.
(2:56 PM) PNoy arrived at Grandstand.
(2:49 P.M) – Pope Francis already reached the Quirino Grandstand stage.
TAFT AVENUE, Manila – (2:50 PM) “Papa Francisco, mahal ng Pilipino” yelled the people during Pope Francis Motorcade.