Telecast of pope’s Mass in Manila held at Georgetown

A program on Pope Francis' life and a telecast of him celebrating Mass in Manila, the Philippines, will be shown Jan. 18 in Gaston Hall at Georgetown University, 3700 O St., N.W., Washington. The program begins at 1:30 p.m., with a musical performance at 5:30 p.m. and a reception at 6 p.m.

"Il Papa in Manila in Washington" is hosted by Georgetown's Club Filipino and sponsored by the Embassy of the Philippines and the US-Philippines Society.

Invited speakers include Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington; Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, Washington archbishop; John Carr, director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown; and Michael Paris, parochial vicar of St. Patrick Church in Rockville.

Seating is limited and preregistration encouraged. All attendees, even those who register early, must arrive between noon and 1:30 p.m.

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