Massive Manila Mass for Pope Francis
Pope Francis and millions in Manila gathered for an outdoor Mass on the last full day of the pontiff’s trip. He read a brief prayer in English to the vast crowd in the capital of the predominantly Catholic country.
Pope Francis celebrated Mass with a huge crowd in Rizal Park on Sunday, in a ceremony started in song and a short blessing in English read out by the pope. Bells tolled a few minutes into the ceremony to signal the start of the Eucharist.
Manila’s faithful braved stormy weather to attend the last major event of the pope’s five-day visit, even camping out overnight in some cases. Francis Tolentino, chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, estimated in comments to the Associated Press that roughly 3 million people had crammed into Rizal Park.
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Source News: DW