Pope Francis deeply touched the many Filipinos who came in droves to see the pope who loves children and poor people and embraces the sick and suffering.
Manila: After waiting overnight in the street for papal Mass, Jennifer Roman says "It's worth the wait. It's like a fiesta!"
Addressing a record-setting millions of Filipinos under pouring rain in his last public appearance during his four-day trip to the country, Pope Francis called on them to be "outstanding missionaries of the faith" to Asia.
Speaking Sunday during a homily at an open-air Mass in Manila's Rizal Park, Francis also asked them to protect the family against what he called "insidious attacks."
Philippines: Responding to a 12-year-old who asked why God lets children suffer, Francis says: "Certain realties in life we only see through eyes that are cleansed through our tears."
Philippines: Priest was one of 10 chosen to celebrate Mass with Pope Francis in the Manila Cathedral.
Philippines: One organization is helping communities work together on the issues of climate and housing rights.
Catholic Relief Services has released the following statement regarding the death of one of their employees at the end of a papal Mass in Tacloban, Philippines Saturday:
Today Catholic Relief Services grieves the loss of our staff, 27-year-old Kristel Padasas of Manila. Kristel passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2015, when she was struck by scaffolding at the site of the papal mass in Tacloban shortly after Pope Francis departed.
Philippines: Pope Francis braves pouring rain, 60-mile an hour winds to tell typhoon victims: "I'm here to be with you."
During a meeting with families, the pope praised his predecessor Paul VI, who wrote Humane Vitae and "had the strength to defend openness to life."
Manila: Pope Francis began his Philippines visit by calling on its president to root out widespread corruption and to "hear the voice of the poor."