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Top 10 Images From Pope Francis’ Journey to the Philippines


Jeffrey Bruno - published on 01/20/15

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Pope Francis is greeted by Philippine Cardinal Luis Tagle during a welcome ceremony shortly after arriving at a military air base in Manila on January 15. Pope Francis arrived in the Philippines Thursday for the second leg of an Asian tour that organizers predicted—accurately, as it turned out itwould see a world-record crowd for a papal mass. AFP PHOTO / PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

 Priests take pictures of Pope Francis during a Mass at Manila Cathedral on January 16, the second day of his five-day visit to the Philippines. AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE

People smile as they wait outside the presidential Malacanang Palace for Pope Francis during his visit to Manila on January 16. AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE

This handout picture released by the Vatican press office (Osservatore Romano) shows Pope Francis meeting children at an event in Manila on January 16.

Pope Francis attends a meeting with families in Manila on January 16. AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE

Well-wishers wear plastic ponchos as they wait in the rain ahead of a Mass scheduled to be celebrated by Pope Francis in Tacloban on January 17. The Pope spent an emotional day in the Philippines Saturday with survivors of a catastrophic super typhoon that claimed thousands of lives, highlighting his concern over climate change. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE

Pope Francis  wears a plastic poncho as he waves to well wishers after a Mass in Tacloban on January 17. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO

Pope Francis embraces a child during his visit to the University of Santo Tomas in Manila on January 18. Pope Francis celebrated Mass with millions in the Philippine capital Sunday in what could be the world’s biggest papal gathering, capping off a dramatic trip in the Catholic Church’s Asian heartland. AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE

This view shows a massive crowd attending the papal Mass at a park in Manila on Sunday. Pope Francis celebrated the Mass with millions of singing and cheering Catholics in the Philippine capital on January 18. AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE

This handout picture taken on January 18, 2015 and released on January 19 by the Vatican press office (Osservatore Romano) shows Pope Francis at an event.

Pope Francis waves to the crowd before he boards his plane during a departure ceremony at Villamor Airbase in Manila on January 19. Francis flew back to Rome Monday after a dramatic week in Asia that saw him draw record crowds and hammer home his pro-poor and pro-family message to millions. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

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