September 30, 2014
Pope Francis to travel to Sri Lanka, Philippines in January
Pope Francis will be travelling to Sri Lanka and the Philippines on January 12-19 next year, the Vatican announced today.
The Pope has decided to take this “apostolic trip” after accepting an invitation from “civilian auhorities and the bishops” of that region.
He is expected in Sri Lanka from January 12 to 15 and in Philippines from January 15 to 19, 2015.
This will be Francis’ second trip to Asia in six months, since he will visit South Korea on August 14.