Filipinos Hail Historic Papal Visit
Hundreds of thousands of Catholic Filipinos gathered with banners, commemorative dolls and T-shirts this week for the island nation’s first papal visit since John Paul II in 1995.
In a country devastated by government corruption, “super-typhoons” and displaced citizens, Pope Francis is expected to deliver a message of solidarity, mercy and compassion for the poor.
Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with Father Patrick Longalong on the highly anticipated speech and the issues citizens face in the Philippines.
- Father Patrick Longalong, parochial vicar of St. Francis de Sales Parish in Queens, New York, and coordinator of the Filipino Diocesan Apostolate.
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