Pope Francis’ farewell tweet: 'Naway pagpalain kayo ng Diyos'

MANILA, Philippines - Pope Francis has a farewell message for the Filipinos and Sri Lankan after the record-setting Asia tour on Monday morning, January 19.

Pope Francis’ farewell tweet: 'Naway pagpalain kayo ng Diyos'

"To my friends in Sri Lanka and the Philippines: May God bless you all! Please pray for me," the pope tweeted earlier with a follow-up post in Filipino.
The Vatican pontiff's tweets in Filipino language became trending topic in the past days during his stay in the country. One of his tweets about the "youthfulness and vitality of the Church" already garnered 73,000 retweets as of press time.

Another papal tweet about "family as the greatest treasure of any country" has received thousands of interactions.

Pope Francis departed Manila at 10:12 a.m. via Philippine Airlines flight and is scheduled to arrive in Rome late afternoon.

WATCH: Departure for Rome of His Holiness Pope Francis 1/19/2015

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