Malacanang thanks Filipinos for successful Papal visit.
MANILA, Jan. 20 — Malacanang palace has expressed its gratitude to the Filipino people for the successful five-day state and apostolic visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines.
“We thank our countrymen for their solidarity in ensuring the safety of the Pope… the organizations that encouraged mindfulness and helped maintain order during the public engagements of the Pope; and to the millions who participated in the papal activities,” spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said in a statement Monday.
“We recognize the dedication of the different church groups that worked hand-in-hand with government. Their cooperation … contributed to fostering an organized and peaceful papal visit,” he added.
Lacierda also thanked the media for relaying relevant information to the people and the telecommunications companies for their cooperation in ensuring public security.