UST exhibit shows papal visit highlights

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MANILA, Feb. 20, 2015 — An ongoing University of Santo Tomas (UST) exhibit immortalizes the recent papal visit to the Philippines and features the papal chairs used by our Holy Father and his predecessors during their visit to UST, as well as photos of the event.

Running from Feb. 12 to March 28, the exhibit dubbed “@ UST: Lolo Kiko brings Christ to the Youth” aims to inspire visitors to reminisce about Pope Francis’ visit to the university last Jan. 18.

The exhibit dubbed "@ UST: Lolo Kiko brings Christ to the Youth" runs from Feb. 12 to March 28, 2015. (Photo: Vanessa Puno)

The exhibit dubbed “@ UST: Lolo Kiko brings Christ to the Youth” runs from Feb. 12 to March 28, 2015. (Photo: Vanessa Puno)

The exhibit includes the Holy Father’s written message at the UST Arch of the centuries to those “working for a culture of encounter”; photos of Holy Father’s Encounter with the Youth, which drew some 24,000 people; print publications featuring news of the pontiff’s event in UST; brief messages to Pope Francis; papal visit souvenirs, memorabilia and paintings.

The papal chairs, the center piece of the exhibit, symbolize the Holy Father’s authority over the Roman Catholic Church.

Visitors will be able to see the chairs used by his St. John Paul II, Blessed Paul VI and Pope Francis.

A pontifical, royal university, UST is the oldest Catholic university in Asia.

Pope Francis and his predecessors, the Vicars of Christ, usually have who an encounter with the youth, the hope of the Church, in UST. Notably, Blessed Paul VI had an experience of “contentisimo”, as the UST crowd gave him a jubilant welcome in 1970. (Vanessa M. Puno/CBCP News)

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