Friday, June 14, 2024

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Prepare spiritually for Pope’s visit—CBCP

THE CATHOLIC Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is urging Filipinos to prepare spiritually for Pope Francis' visit to the country in 2015. Logistics and security concerns will be addressed, but the faithful should understand what they are preparing for, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said in a press conference earlier today, the last day of the 109th CBCP Plenary Assembly at the Pope Pius XII Catholic Center in Paco, Manila. CBCP President Archbishop Socrates Villegas said the Vatican would release the Pope’s itinerary around the end of July or first week of August. Last Friday, Vatican officials led by Dr. Stephanie Izo of the Holy See's secretariat; Dr. Alberto Gasbarri, chief organizer of the pastoral visit; and Dr.