Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan 14, 2015 / 22:29 pm
Pope Francis can expect a warm and enthusiastic welcome in the Philippines, say two natives of the country who work in media.
"People are starting to line up from the airport to the apostolic nunciature," Father Gregory Gaston, rector of Rome's Pontifical Collegio Filippino, told CNA Jan. 15.
"I am sure that the Pope will be happy when he meets the people because they have really been preparing for quite some time," he said at Sri Lanka's Colombo International Airport before the Pope departed for Manila.
Father Gaston, who also serves as a correspondent for the Philippine Catholic radio station Radyo Veritas, said several Philippines TV channels have had short segments about the Pope's upcoming trip for quite some time now.