The Knights of Columbus in the Philippines together with its insurance arm, the Knights of Columbus Fraternal Association of the Philippines, Inc. (KCFAPI) welcome the Papal Visit Media and Information Committee last November 24, 2014 during the Rite of Blessing and Inauguration Ceremonies of Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ Memorial Building as the Media and Information General Headquarters for the Papal Visit 2015.
The opening of the Media & Information General Headquarters was led by Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President and Lingayen-Dagupan, Archbishop Socrates Villegas and Media & Information Committee head and KCFAPI Spiritual Director, Msgr. Pedro Quitorio III.
KCFAPI employees who were in attendance were led by their Chairman Alonso L. Tan, President Arsenio Isidro G. Yap and Executive Vice President Ma. Theresa G. Curia.
“On behalf of KCFAPI and Knights of Columbus in the Philippines, I would like to thank you, your Excellency, the Most Rev. Socrates Villegas for giving us the opportunity to be of service to the forthcoming visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines,” said Yap, KCFAPI President.
He added that the Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ Memorial Building, which will serve as the Media and Information General Headquarters for the Papal Visit 2015 would satisfy the needs and meet expectations of the media practitioners.
“We assure you that the media and information committee headed by Msgr. Quitorio and Ms. Peachy Yamsuan of the Archdiocese of Manila is most welcome here and we further assure you that we’ll make their stay here as comfortable as possible,” Yap added.
He furthered that they will try to accommodate other things that may still be needed to make the place an effective tool for the local and foreign media to carry out their duties in line with Pope Francis’ visit on January 15-19, 2015.
“We are also opening the attic (4th floor) for additional space to work on, rest or even use our gym if they desire,” Yap cited.
The event was graced by different local and foreign media groups.
The Media and Information General Headquarters for the Papal Visit is located at the 3rd Floor, Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ Memorial Building, KCFAPI Compound, General Luna cor Sta. Potenciana Sts., Intramuros, Manila with office hours from 10:00am – 5:00pm weekdays. (KC News)