Storm kills Philippine papal mass volunteer: Church spokesman

January 17, 2015 7:14 AM

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MANILA - A woman working as a volunteer for Pope Francis's mass in the Philippines was killed Saturday as stormy weather sent steel scaffolding crashing on to her, a church spokesman said.

Francis cut short his trip to a central Philippine island, which he was visiting to meet with survivors of a catastrophic typhoon that killed thousands in the area 14 months ago, because of the storm.

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