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(Vatican News)

The Holy See Press Office has released the official logos and mottos for the Pope’s upcoming visit to Asia and Papua New Guinea. Source: Vatican News. 

The Pope’s journey, which will include stops in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, and Singapore, is scheduled to take place on September 2-13.

Pope Francis will land in Jakarta, Indonesia, on September 3, remaining until the 6th.

The logo for this visit features the Pope with his hand raised in blessing, standing in front of a golden Garuda, a sacred eagle depicted in a manner reminiscent of traditional Indonesian batik fabric and a map of Indonesia.

The motto is “Faith – Fraternity – Compassion”.

Next, the Pope will travel to Papua New Guinea, where he will remain until September 9.

The centrepiece of the logo for this visit is a cross, depicted in colours meant to evoke Papua New Guinea’s sunrises and sunsets.

On the cross, a Bird of Paradise, symbolising Papua New Guinea, can be seen. 

The motto for this Apostolic Journey is “Pray”, inspired by the disciples’ request to Jesus: “Lord, teach us to pray” (Lk 11:1).

From Papua New Guinea, Pope Francis will travel to Timor-Leste, remaining until September 11.

In this logo, Pope Francis has with his hand raised in blessing. Behind him is the globe, from which a map of Timor-Leste emerges.

Above, written in an arc, is the motto of the papal visit, “May your faith be your culture”, an exhortation to the Timorese people to live out their faith according to their culture and traditions.

The Pope’s final stop will be Singapore, which he will visit on September 11-13.

The logo for this Apostolic Journey depicts a stylised cross, inspired by the star that guided the Magi, by the Eucharist and by the five stars of the flag of Singapore. The motto is “Unity – Hope”.


Logos and mottos for Pope’s visit to Asia released (By Joseph Tulloch, Vatican News)