AFP chief leads novena prayer for safe visit of Pope Francis

QUEZON CITY – No less than the chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) General Pio P. Catapang, Jr. led the novena prayer on Monday, October 13, for the safe visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines in January 2015.
General Catapang directed military chaplains in the whole armed forces to dedicate their daily rosary prayer for the safe visit of the Pope in the Philippines.
He also encouraged the faithful under his command to dedicate their daily rosary prayer for the safe visit of Pope Francis.
Likewise, the AFP chief invited other Marian devotees to attend daily rosary prayers every morning at the St. Ignatius Cathedral.
The novena prayer was held in commemoration of the 97th Anniversary of the ‘Great Miracle of the Sun in Fatima’ at the St. Ignatius Cathedral in Camp Aguinaldo.
Meanwhile, Acting AFP Chief Chaplain Service, Col. Bernardo T. Odfina said that the AFP is very much concerned for the successful visit of the Holy Father, Pope Francis.
“As the father of the AFP, General Catapang is responsible for leading the whole armed forces in supporting the government’s efforts to ensure the safe and peaceful visit of the Holy Pope,” Odfina stressed.

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