POPE WATCH: Camping out for the pope in typhoon-hit city

January 16, 2015 2:23 PM

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Jessica Panis wept in 1995 when she couldn’t see Pope John Paul II in Manila because her family was too poor to afford the trip to the Philippine capital.

With Pope Francis is coming to her city of Tacloban on Saturday, nothing can stop the bubbly 41-year-old toy store clerk from seeing the pontiff — not a looming storm, not the long hours of waiting, not even the call of nature.

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