Before Pope Francis' visit to South Korea in August, the Asian continent had not been visited by a Pope in 10 years! Pope Francis is remedying this yet again with a follow-up visit January 12-19 to the Asian countries of the Philippines and Sri Lanka! While the theme of his South Korean visit was "Arise, Shine," the theme of this visit is "Mercy and Compassion."

In the Philippines, the Pope will show both when he celebrates a special Mass and has lunch with priests, religious, seminarians and survivors of typhoon Yolanda, which devastated Tacloban in the Philippines last year, causing the death of approximately 6,000 people. Find out more on this mini website – and be sure to tune in for EWTN's coverage of these historic trips!

EWTN Coverage

Apostolic Journey to the Philippines: Holy Mass with Pope Francis from Rizal Park in Manila
Sat. Jan. 17 at 2:30 AM ET