On the occasion of the upcoming visit of Pope Franziskus to the Philippines in January 2015, Europe´s leading bell casting company Grassmayr from Innsbruck, Tirol donated the bell for the mass in Luneta, Manila. Consul Dr.Traweger, who was invited for the casting and the birth of the bell as well as the final polishing, expressed a special thank you to Johannes Grassmayr, who also invited representatives of the Philippine community on that occasion. The following pictures show the modelling of the signum of the bell, the casting, the birth as well as the polished bell. During the birth of the bell three priests from St.Pauls congregation wer also present. Maraming Maraming Salamat to the company Grassmayr and may the bell´s beautiful sound welcome and rejoioce His Holiness Pope Franziskus to the Philippines.
Another highlight is the casting of a carillon (24 bells with 4.420kg) for the National Shrine of Perpetual Help of the famous Baclaran Church. This carillon is already delivered by the Grassmayr company and should rejoice the Filipinos already during Christmas time. Pictures show the carillon and it´s major bell.