Millions of followers, and a storm, await Pope Francis in the Philippines

January 15, 2015 4:13 AM

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Millions of followers, and a storm, await Pope Francis in the Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - Security fears and a potential storm have Philippine leaders on edge ahead of the arrival on Thursday of Pope Francis on his first visit to Asia's largest Catholic nation, where millions of people are expected to attend public events.

Church bells will toll across the Philippines, a mostly Catholic nation of about 100 million people, when Francis arrives on the final leg of his week-long Asian tour at about 5.45 pm.

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