Volunteer dies in accident after Mass by Pope Francis in typhoon-ravaged Philippine city

January 17, 2015 12:15 PM

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TACLOBAN, Philippines – Police say a church volunteer has died after she was hit by scaffolding following a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in the central Philippine city of Tacloban.

Regional police chief Asher Dolina says the 27-year-old woman was a volunteer with Catholic Relief Services and was among about 150,000 people who attended the rain-drenched religious ceremonies Saturday close to Tacloban's seaside airport.

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