Manila photo exhibit features pope’s visit to Holy Land

Manila photo exhibit features pope’s visit to Holy Land

Israeli Ambassador Rafael Harpaz shows one of the photos of Pope Francis in Israel during the visit of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to the synagogue of the Jewish community in Makati City on June 11, 2019. The cardinal was at the synagogue to mark the 25th year of diplomatic relations between the State of Israel and the Holy See. ROY LAGARDE

By CBCP News

September 26, 2019

Manila, Philippines

The Israel Embassy in Manila will display a photographic exhibition of Pope Francis’ visit to the Holy Land in 2014.

The exhibition, on display through Oct. 3, is in partnership with De La Salle University.

The public can view the images of the historic visit at the 6th floor of Henry Sy Sr. Hall of the university.

The exhibit is in commemoration of the 25th Year Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Israel and the Holy See.

According to the embassy, the papal visit to Israel “marked an important milestone in the deepening relationship between the Catholic Church, Israel, and the Jewish people”.

Pope Francis was the fourth Pope to visit the Holy Land.

The exhibit was unveiled in the Philippines by Cardinal Tagle during his historic visit to the Synagogue of the Jewish community in the Philippines in Makati City last June 11.

The photo exhibit will run for the whole month of October to also mark the Holy Rosary Month for Catholics.

Those who are interested to visit the exhibit are advised to coordinate with the DLSU library.