MANILA, Philippines – Up to a million Filipinos welcomed Pope Francis on Thursday, January 15, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said that between 800,000 and 1 million people turned out to see the Pope upon his arrival at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City and along the route of the Popemobile’s motorcade to the Apostolic Nunciature in Manila.
Pope Francis is in the Philippines for a 5-day trip. The focus of the trip is his visit to areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda. – with a report from Bea Cupin/Rappler.com