Music Room, Malacañan Palace
1 February 2016

President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed His Eminence Charles Maung Bo, SDB, Papal Legate and Archbishop of Yangon, in a courtesy call held at the Music Room of Malacañan Palace.

Cardinal Bo served as the representative of Pope Francis in the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) that was successfully held in Cebu, Philippines from 24-31 January 2016.

The Papal Legate was accompanied by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, President of the 51st IEC Organizing Committee, Reverend Father Dominic Bar Bu (Secretary General of the Cardinal) and Reverend Monsignor Chibuike Onyeaghala (First Counsellor, Apostolic Nunciature).

Also present in the call were Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Albert del Rosario, DFA Assistant Secretary Maria Cleofe Natividad and DFA Director Raymond Balatbat.