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24/09/2015: FIL-AM CHILDREN MEET POPE FRANCIS

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24 September 2015

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24 September 2015

A group of Filipino children greeted Pope Francis during his visit to Washington, DC on 24 September 2015. The children were Beatrice Olivares, Zacharie Aguila Famoso, Angelo Magalong, Abram Elijah Moses Caasi, Joelle Marie T. Bustamante, Lorenz Alacbay, Priscilla Saldana, Precious Phan, Maurine Ysabel Suarez, Anton Jordan, Christian Gio Catu, Danica Regalario, and Alyssa Laluces. The 13 children were selected out of 137 through a lottery system. The names were drawn by Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr.

The Embassy expresses its gratitude to the Archdiocese of Washington for giving the children the opportunity to participate in this special event.

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24 September 2015

The group of 13 Filipino-American children with Sr. Glecy Cruz and Vice Consul Darell Artates await Pope Francis outside the Vatican Embassy in Washington, DC.

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24 September 2015

Pope Francis greets the Filipino contingent outside the Vatican Embassy in Washington, DC on 24 September 2015.