Pope Francis Official Papal Itinerary 2015

See what the Pope will be up to while he is in the Philippines with this handy schedule.

By Mathew S. Chan
January 12, 2015


It is not every day that we are graced by the presence of the Pope. Pope Francis will be visiting the Philippines for the first time from January 15 to January 19, 2015. While he is here, he will visit Yolanda survivors, give several speeches, and meet with leaders and organizations, among other things. If you wish to participate or know the schedule of the Pope, read on for the Pope’s official itinerary according to the Vatican:

Thursday, January 15, 2015
9:00 AM Departure by Plane from Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Manila
5:45 PM Arrival in the Philippines – Villamor Air Base, Manila
Motorcade to the Apostolic Nunciature – Taft Avenue, Manila

Friday, January 16, 2015
9:15 AM Welcome Ceremony – Malacañang Palace, Manila
10:15 AM Meeting with Civil Authorities and the Diplomatic Corps (Speech by Pope Francis)
Motorcade to the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Manila Cathedral)
11:15 AM Mass with Bishops, Priests, and Religious – Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Manila (Homily by Pope Francis)
Motorcade to the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay
5:30 PM Encounter with Families – Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay (Speech by Pope Francis)

Saturday, January 17, 2015
08:15 AM Departure for Archdiocese of Palo – Villamor Air Base
09:30 AM Arrival at Tacloban Airport
10:00 AM Holy Mass – Tacloban Airport (Homily by Pope Francis)
12:45 PM Lunch with the Poor and Survivors of Calamities at Gonzagahaus (Residence of the Archbishop of Palo) – Palo, Leyte
3:00 PM Blessing of the Pope Francis Center for the Poor – Palo, Leyte
3:30 PM Meeting with the Priests and Religious at Cathedral of Our Lord’s Transfiguration (Palo Cathedral) – Palo, Leyte (Speech by Pope Francis)
5:00 PM Departure for Manila
6:15 PM Arrival at Manila – Villamor Air Base

Sunday, January 18, 2015

09:45 AM Brief Meeting with the Religious Leaders
10:30 AM Encounter with the Youth – Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, España, Manila (Speech by Pope Francis)
Motorcade to Rizal Park, Manila
3:30 PM Concluding Mass, Rizal Park, Manila (Homily by Pope Francis)

Monday, January 19, 2015
09:45 AM Departure Ceremony at Villamor Air Base
10:00 AM Departure for Rome – Villamor Air Base
6:40 PM Arrival at Rome’s Ciampino Airport