Church bells ring for Pope Francis

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Church bells ring for Pope Francis
Church bells ring simultaneously across the Philippines to welcome Pope Francis

MANILA, Philippines – What is the first thing you plan to do when Pope Francis arrives in the country?

For churches across the Philippines, they will welcome the head of the Catholic Church by ringing their bells to signal his arrival to each of their parishes.

Archbishop Socrates Socrates Villegas sent a request for all parishes to greet the Holy Father in this special way.


As the Pope’s plane from Sri Lanka lands on Philippine ground, bells begin to ring to celebrate the beginning of the next few days. (IN PHOTOS: Pope Francis in the Philippines, Day 1

Watch these videos of church bells from Tacloban and Manila ringing to welcome the Pope:




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