Official Website for Papal Visit to the Philippines Launched

Contains Resources and Regular Updates on January Apostolic Trip

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The official website of the papal visit to the Philippines has been launched.

The website, at, “aims to bring the Holy Father closer to the Filipino digital generation, with features on the life and teachings of the Pope and his message of Mercy and Compassion,” said the president of the Catholic bishops conference of the Philippines, Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan.

Pope Francis will visit the Asian country January 15-19, 2015.

The new online portal has been commissioned by the Papal Visit 2015 Central Committee through the Episcopal Commission on Social Communication (ECSC) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) and the CBCP Media Office.

It will have the latest updates on the forthcoming apostolic journey, covering breaking news from the Philippines and the Vatican, as well as the latest videos and photos including from social media. It also aims to be the main resource for catechesis, official prayers, songs, and liturgy guides.

The site will also handle media accreditation and will be the official source of statements, press releases, homilies, speeches and publicity materials, said Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara, chairman and Bishop of the Diocese of Pasig.

More details can be found at Sismografo.

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