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Netizens welcome 'Lolo Kiko' to the Philippines

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, Pope Francis stretches out his hand to touch the hands of his devotees as he arrives at the church of Our Lady of Madhu in Madhu, Sri Lanka. Pope Francis has worked to avoid cloaking himself in the mystical power that popes are so often endowed with by believers, but still many of the thousands who came out to see him hoped for a touch or a blessing from him. AP/Eranga Jayawardena, File

MANILA, Philippines - Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive in the country on Thursday afternoon but netizens are already excited for the arrival of the Roman Pontiff.

"Welcome to the Philippines" and "Lolo Kiko" are some of the Philippines trends on Twitter as of Thursday morning.



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The Roman Pontiff will hold different activities in Manila and Leyte during his five-day visit in the country.

Pope Francis is scheduled to land at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City at around 5:45 p.m.. He will meet with President Benigno Aquino III on Friday morning.

Millions of people are also expected to hear the Papal Mass at the Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park on Sunday. 

RELATED: INFOGRAPHIC: Schedule of Pope Francis' Philippines visit

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