Pope Francis cuts shorts visit to typhoon-hit Philippine city of Tacloban due to storm

January 17, 2015 4:15 AM

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TACLOBAN, Philippines – Pope Francis cut short his visit to a typhoon-hit region of the Philippines on Saturday because of an approaching storm.

In brief, unscripted comments, Francis took the microphone soon after arriving at the main cathedral in Leyte province and told a surprised crowd that he would have to leave at 1 p.m., four hours ahead of schedule.

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