With millions of Filipinos from all walks of life eagerly anticipating what is undeniably the country’s most historic event in 2015, Kapatid Network TV5 shares the joy and excitement of the entire nation in welcoming Pope Francis with the launching of www.DearPopeFrancis.ph – a comprehensive and innovative website that allows Filipinos to take part in the upcoming Papal visit.


The website’s unique set-up, presents Filipinos with the opportunity to send and proclaim their love for the Pope through personal greetings and welcome messages even before he sets foot in Manila next month. An equally remarkable feature is the ‘Prayer Wall’, where netizens’ personal intentions and petitions for the Pope will be displayed and generated via inspirational postcards on the website. In addition, a section where users can also personally share stories of mercy and compassion will be incorporated to further highlight the Pope’s legacy.

Internet-savvy individuals can also be part of this one-of-a-kind movement in preparation for the Papal visit by simply posting their messages and prayers on their respective social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) while using the campaign’s official hashtag, #DearPopeFrancis. The website will also include an aggregate function that automatically tracks, collates and displays all social media posts and responses that mention #DearPopeFrancis.

On top of all of these, users will have access to in-depth news articles, insightful editorial content, and exclusive photos and footage on anything and everything about Pope Francis — from interesting factoids to his itinerary, among many others. The website will also provide free livestreaming features that will allow viewers to closely follow the Pope as he leads several activities all over the country.

With the launch of www.DearPopeFrancis.ph, TV5 stands at the forefront of bringing Filipinos closer to Pope Francis by letting them openly express their love and warm welcome to the Holy Father.  This and the network’s extensive coverage of the papal visit will definitely make this historic event more memorable and meaningful for all Kapatids here and around the world.

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