Within the last hour Pope Francis arrived in Manila and is now on his way into town, receiving a very warm welcome indeed from the people all along the way. They have been given what amounts to a five-day holiday by the mayor, Joseph Estrada. All church bells in the whole of the Philippines were rung from 5:45 pm local time just as the Pope was due to arrive to welcome him.
RTVMalacañang is providing a live webcast for each day of the whole apostolic visit.
This is their webcast of the Pope’s arrival today:
Manila time is eight hours ahead of London, so it is already after sunset in the Philippines, which was at 5:46 pm today in the capital (9:46 am in London).