VIDEO LIVESTREAM: Pope Francis leaves the Philippines (January 19, 2015)

    MANILA, Philippines - Pope Francis leaves the country today, January 19, 2015 after four days of historical visit in Manila and Tacloban.

    Pope Francis leaves the Philippines
    Children from DSWD Centers in NCR rest after rehearsing the dance they have prepared for PopeFrancis departure ceremony.

    Presidential broadcast arm of Malacañang said that Pope Francis will depart his residence at Apostolic Nunciature at 9:00 on Monday morning. At 9:45, leave taking ceremony will be done at the Presidential Pavilion of Villamor Air Base in Pasay.

    The Vatican pontiff will depart by plane from Manila for Rome at 10:00 am. The expected arrival of pope at Rome is after 7 hours and 40 minutes or by 5:40 in the afternoon.

    Yesterday, the culminating mass in Luneta Park led by Pope Francis breaks the record as 6 million worshipers have attended. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Francis Tolentino officially released the crowd estimate.

    The Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi, said the Vatican had officially received the figure from local authorities and that it was a record, surpassing the 5 million who turned out for St. John Paul II's final Mass in the same park in 1995.

    Though the tropical storm brought heavy rain on the biggest Catholic gathering in the Philippines to date, the Filipinos have shown a water-proof spirit.

    Here's the official livestream feed of Pope Francis departure from Manila to Rome ( video courtesy of RTV Malañang)

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