Happy Birthday, Pope Francis!

December 17, 2021

Today is the Holy Father’s birthday! Let’s remember him with love by taking a look at the Papal Chairs he used when the University of Santo Tomas (UST) was honored by a visit by Pope Francis on January 18, 2015 during his 5-day Apostolic Visit to the Philippines.

Each time that UST as the Royal Pontifical Catholic University of the Philippines welcomes the Supreme Pontiff, a special Papal Chair is crafted. For Pope Francis’ visit, two chairs were made – one placed at the Benavides Garden where His Holiness signed the University guestbook and the other at the UST Grandstand where he celebrated Mass.