PHOTOS: Pope Francis in Manila

Check out photos of #PopeInPH, courtesy of social media.

( It’s the most-awaited visit to the country. On January 15, Pope Francis landed at Villamor Air Base to an eager and ecstatic Filipino crowd, all determined to catch a glimpse of the Pontiff. On January 16, he is scheduled to hold a mass at the Manila Cathedral, followed by a motorcade to the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.


Here are some photos of His Holiness during the first half of his visit in Manila.


Pope Francis gives the excited crowd a thumbs-up (January 15). Photo via ANC Alerts



Some of the children blessed by the Pope during his visit to Malacañang on Friday morning. Photo via Willard Cheng



The Pope is all smiles as he makes his way to Malacañang Palace. Photo via 9News Philippines



The Pope’s message in the Palace guest book. Photo via Official Gazette PH



The inside of Manila Cathedral. Photo via Twitter



The faithful join the mass at the Manila Cathedral. Photo via ABS-CBN News



The Pope asks the crowd, "Do you love me?" and thanks them when they respond with "yes." Photo via ANC Alerts



"Reject every form of corruption which diverts resources from the poor." Photo via ANC Alerts



His Holiness greeting members of the clergy. Photo via Twitter


Pope Francis and Cardinal Tagle exchange an embrace during the Holy Mass. Photo via Twitter


The Pope with "former" street kids from Tulay Kabataan. Photo via Twitter



Here’s more! Photo via Twitter


With Cardinal Tagle as they meet street children. Photo via ANC Alerts




Click on the next page for more photos of the Pope at the MOA Arena.

The Pope makes his way through Ayala Boulevard. Photo courtesy of Dr. Divina Go and Sasha Lim-Uy



The Pope outside the MOA Arena. Photo via The LaSallian



A mother and child receive the Pope’s blessing. Photo via



A man with cerebral palsy gives the Pope a cross stitched image of Mary made by foot. Photo via Twitter and RTV



A family offers the Pope a zucchetto. Photo via Anthony Esguerra and



Family was at the core of this holy gathering. Photo via CBCP News



Pope Francis talked about St. Joseph at the MOA Arena. Photo via the Catholic News Agency



The Pope was welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd at the MOA Arena. Photo via Nestor Corrales



Jamie Rivera sings the Papal Visit’s official theme song. Photo via The Philippine Star



The arena lit up as "We Are All God’s Children" was sung. Photo via CBCP News

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