Church posts infomercial on visit of Pope Francis


A few weeks before the arrival of Pope Francis in the Philippines, organizers of the papal visit have reminded the Filipino faithful to be disciplined and to show respect to one another.

An infomercial posted over the papal visit website said  everyone should extend a helping hand and show happy faces and concerns for one another.

The people are also advised to actively participate to the Masses that will be officiated by the visitor.

“Panatilihin ang kaayusan at katahimikan ng Misa [Maintain the solemnity of the Masses],” actress Carla Abellana says in the infomercial.

Pope Francis will visit the Philippines from January 15 to 19 next year.

He will say Mass at the Manila Cathedral, Rizal Park (Luneta) in Manila and Tacloban City (Leyte), which was ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.

During the five-day visit of the pontiff, the faithful are also reminded to maintain peace and order and to listen to authorities.

“Maintain [the]peace and order [in]areas [where the pope will be seen]. Itapon ang kalat sa basurahan, tumulong sa paglilinis sa pagtitipon at igalang ang gamit pampubliko [Throw trash in garbage cans, help clean up in gatherings and protect public property]” the infomercial says.

It adds that first aid stations and portalets (portable toilets) will be installed in areas where Frncis is expected to have an appearance.

“Only those with car pass” are allowed to enter areas where papal motorcades will pass through and that the people should follow traffic rules.

“Wear clothes according to the weather and occasion,” the infomercial says.


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