Millions Attend Pope Francis' Mass In The Philippines
As many as 6 million people attended Pope Francis' mass. If accurate, that's the most people ever brought together by this pontiff.By Matt Moreno | January 18, 2015
He's been popular ever since taking over leadership of the Roman Catholic church. Now, he may be the most popular pope in history after an estimated 6 million people attended Pope Francis' mass in the Philippines.
The pope wrapped up his tour of the country Sunday with mass in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. Pope Francis braved heavy rain, covered up with a poncho and traveled in his windowless popemobile. (Video via Al Jazeera)
"He traveled around, stopped along the way, kissed babies, and, as I said, just got close with the people. He is a pastor. He is a pope of the people," CNN reporter Anna Coren said.