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Vatican releases logos and mottos for the Pope’s Asian visit

The logos for the Pope's upcoming journey Photo: Vatican News.Va

The Vatican released the official logos and mottos for the Holy Father’s Apostolic Journey to Asia on September 2–13, 2024, which is his longest-ever journey with the motto ‘Faith, Fraternity and Compassion’.

For Jakarta, it is his hand raised in blessing, standing in front of a golden "Garuda,"  a sacred eagle, which has been depicted in a manner reminiscent of traditional Indonesian “batik” fabric.

Inlaid is a map of Indonesia, an archipelago characterized by a great variety of ethnic and social groups, languages, cultures, and religious beliefs.

For Papua New Guinea, the motto “Pray”, it is a cross, depicted in colors meant to evoke the country’s sunrises and sunsets.  On the cross is a Bird of Paradise.

For Timor Leste, in the centre of the logo is his hand raised in blessing. Behind him is the globe, from which the country’s map emerges.  The arc reads, "May your faith be your culture."

It is a stylized cross for Singapore, inspired by the star that guided the Magi, the Eucharist, and the five stars of the Singapore flag. On either side is “Unity—Hope.”  


Radio Veritas Asia (RVA), a media platform of the Catholic Church, aims to share Christ. RVA started in 1969 as a continental Catholic radio station to serve Asian countries in their respective local language, thus earning the tag “the Voice of Asian Christianity.”  Responding to the emerging context, RVA embraced media platforms to connect with the global Asian audience via its 21 language websites and various social media platforms.