MMDA: 6M Filipinos attended Pope Francis’ Luneta Mass, papal route
MANILA, Philippines—The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Sunday said six million Filipinos attended Pope Francis’ Mass at Quirino Grandstand.
“As of 5:30 p.m., MMDA official crowd estimate is 6M people gathered in Luneta Mass and papal route,” the MMDA said on its official Twitter account.
The said Mass is the Pope’s third and final in the Philippines after celebrating Masses for the religious and clergymen at Manila Cathedral on Friday and for the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Tacloban City in Leyte province on Saturday.
MMDA Chair Francis Tolentino said over dzBB the six million people who turned up for the Mass of Pope Francis on Sunday exceeded the number of attendees who showed up for St. John Paul II’s World Youth Day Mass in Manila in 1995.
Twenty years ago, five million people showed up during the Mass officiated by St. John Paul II in Luneta.
Pope Francis is set to depart for Vatican City on Monday morning after a five-day visit to the country.
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