Vatican City
9 January 2015

A special mass was offered for the 14 Filipino journalists who will join Pope Francis in the Papal Flight during his Apostolic Journey to Sri Lanka and the Philippines from 12-19 January 2015.

The mass was dedicated by Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, Rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino (PCF) who is also part of the Philippine media contingent aboard the plane. It was officiated by Msgr. Wilfredo Andrey, a Filipino priest and the procurator at the PCF.

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino (PCF) was inaugurated by Blessed Pope John XXIII in 1961, and is the home of Filipino priests-scholars undertaking further ecclesiastical studies in Rome. Currently, 28 student priests from different Philippine dioceses and another 10 priests from various countries reside at the PCF.

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