Pope Francis arriving here in Manila is without a doubt one of the biggest things to happen in the Philippines this year. Millions of people went out to greet him when he arrived last night, and seeing as the Catholic media people didn’t even reply to any of my emails (unlike the Vatican press office, who seemed more on the ball but referred me to the local guys unless I want a seat on the papal plane), I had to settle for joining the crowd and waiting for his motorcade to pass.
Thousands of police officers and over a million devotees lined the streets to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis, and that’s what you’ll see in the below video: a glimpse of the Pope. Racing by in his motorcade. He’s still here for a few days, so hopefully I will get some pictures as well.