Pope Francis Philippines Visit Official Schedule

His Holiness Pope Francis is expected to arrive in Manila from Sri Lanka, by plane past 5 p.m. on January 15, and will go on a motorcade to his official residence in the Philippines.


The following day, January 16, he will be officially welcomed by President Benigno S. Aquino III at Malacañang Palace on J. P. Laurel Street in Manila.

Pope Francis’ itinerary in the Philippines is as follows:

January 15

  • 5:45 pm – Arrival in Manila, followed by a motorcade to the Apostolic Nunciature, or the Vatican Embassy, along Taft Avenue

January 16

  • 9:15 am – Welcome ceremony in the presidential palace, Malacañang, with a courtesy visit to Philippine President Benigno Aquino III
  • 10:15 am – Meeting with civil authorities and the diplomatic corps, and a speech by Francis; followed by a motorcade to the Manila Cathedral
  • 11:15 am – Holy Mass with bishops, priests, and consecrated persons at the Manila Cathedral; followed by a motorcade to the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City
  • 5:30 pm – Meeting with families at the Mall of Asia Arena

January 17

  • 8:15 am – Departure for Tacloban City, from the Villamor Air Base
  • 9:30 am – Arrival in Tacloban City
  • 10 am – Concelebrated Mass near the Tacloban airport
  • 12:45 pm – Lunch with several Yolanda survivors at the Archbishop’s Residence in Palo, Leyte
  • 3 pm – Blessing of the Pope Francis Center for the Poor in Palo, Leyte
  • 3:30 pm – Meeting with priests, consecrated persons, seminarians, and families of Yolanda survivors at the Palo Cathedral
  • 5 pm – Departure for Manila
  • 6:15 pm – Arrival in Manila, at the Villamor Air Base

January 18

  • 9:45 am – Meeting with leaders of various religions at UST in Manila
  • 10:30 am – Meeting with the youth in the sports field of UST, and a speech by Francis; followed by a motorcade to Rizal Park
  • 3:30 pm – Concluding Mass at Rizal Park, Manila

January 19

  • 9:45 am – Departure ceremony at the presidential pavilion of the Villamor Air Base
  • 10 am – Departure for Rome