‘I Have to Go Now,’ Says Pope as Storm Mars Typhoon Visit

January 17, 2015 8:19 AM

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Pope Francis visited the central Philippines on Saturday to comfort survivors of the strongest typhoon to hit land, praising their faith and resilience. He ended up departing hours ahead of schedule as a new storm bore down, bringing rains and winds reported to have killed at least one volunteer.

“Some of you have lost everything, I don’t know what to say to you but the Lord does,” Francis told tens of thousands of faithful as he celebrated mass near the airport in Tacloban City, which was devastated when Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the region in 2013, killing more than 6,200. “Some of...

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