The Daily Telegraph has a great photo gallery of the Pope in the Phillipines.
What I love about these big papal visits hit me when I learned that they are called “Apostolic Visits”
This is the successor of Peter and Paul doing what Peter and Paul did.
They travelled. They were missionaries. They lived on the gospel. They spread the gospel
They were on a mission from God.
When the pope travels and greets millions we’re reminded of this mission of the church–to reach out to the whole world.
We’re also reminded that the Catholic Church is the most mega of mega churches.
I am thrilled to see the crowds and to know that I’m part of that great human family.