Vatican City, Mar 3, 2021 / 12:00 pm
Pope Francis will offer Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on March 14 to mark 500 years of Catholic faith in the Philippines.
The Mass will be attended by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and the former archbishop of Manila, as well as Filipino Catholics living in Rome.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a limited number of people will be able to attend, but the Mass will be live-streamed for people to watch around the world.
"Join us in Rome to pray, praise and thank God for his gift of the Christian faith," Fr. Ricky Gente, C.S., a priest of the Filipino Chaplaincy in Rome, said in comments to the news agency of the Philippines bishops' conference.