"When sorrows like sea billows roll..."The Holy Father comforted a 12-year-old girl, a former street child; and he challenged the Filipino people to evangelize the rest of Asia. Here is a news article with many photos of the papal visit.
This short essay explains the origin of the Santo Niño devotion -- with its feast day on the third Sunday of January -- as well as the tie-in with explorer Ferdinand Magellan, who was killed in the Philippines in 1521.
"The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul."