Albay highlights Pope Francis Papal Visit at Astrodome.
LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 17 — The province of Albay will highlight the Papal Visit of Pope Francis in the country with a program as celebration and communion of Albayanos with the Pope.
But the main event will be the live streaming of the Pope’s Mass at Rizal Park in Luneta on Jan. 18 to be shown in Albay Astrodome in a big screen at 3:30 p.m.
Before the live national live coverage, a local program will start with the praying of the Holy Rosary, playing of an audio- visual presentation of the life of the Pope, intermission numbers of the Bicol Pastores (a musical re-enactment of the Nativity of Jesus and the biblical shepherds) and other religious groups.
Two families, who were invited to attend the “Meeting of Pope with the Families” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, will also be invited to share testimonials.
After the short program, a Mass will follow at 2 p.m., which will be officiated by Monsignor Ramon Tronqued of the St. Raphael de Archangel Parish in Legazpi City and Fr. Joy Barja of Nuestra Señora de la Porteria Parish Church of Daraga, Albay.
Bishop Joel Baylon of the Diocese of Legazpi said other priests that will not personally attend the celebrations and gatherings with the Pope will join the celebration in Albay.
The Albay Astrodome can accommodate at least 4,000 people.