Pope Francis is paying the Philippines a visit starting today until Monday (yup, that's why it's a long weekend!). The Pope's itinerary includes a state visit to Malacañan Palace, a few masses, and a day trip to Leyte. In time for his first trip to the country, we share with you five of his most famous quotes since he started his duties as the Catholic church's leader.
From his first scheduled public appearance:
On his official Twitter account, @Pontifex:
The pope's answer to a journalist asking about the Vatican's "alleged gay lobby" during his flight to Rome from Rio de Janeiro after the celebration of World Youth Day:
During one of his sermons last year where he said that it's not enough to pray.
Speaking about violence and peace on Twitter:
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