TACLOBAN CITY- The provincial government of Leyte has committed to provide all assistance that it can offer regarding the visit of Pope Francis to the Yolanda-ravaged town, said provincial administrator Vincent Emnas.
Emnas said that the Pope’s visit to the province will last for only six hours though it is not yet known on what day he would arive to Leyte during his January 15 to 19 trip to the country.
The pope is expected to arrive at 10 a.m. and fly back at 4 p.m.
“We had informal meetings, though it is not yet confirmed when he is coming, it’s just all verbal, undocumented but we are here to help to make the activity a success” said Emnas.
Emnas said that upon his arrival, the Pope will immediately proceed to venue to preside a mass. The venue, however, has yet to be known.
After which, Pope Francis will visit the Palo Cathedral either to preside a mass or to bless the church which sustained major damage during the onslaught of supertyphoon Yolanda.
Emnas said that Governor Dominic Petilla has vowed to make available all possible assistance that it can give to make the visit of Pope Francis a memorable one.
It is projected that more than one million faithful will visit Leyte to see and hear Pope Francis preside a mass. (LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)