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Pope Francis visits typhoon-hit Philippine city to console survivors

Jan 17, 2015    

Pope Francis traveled to the far eastern Philippines today to comfort survivors of a devastating 2013 typhoon, braving rains and heavy winds himself and conceding that it was hard to find the right words when surrounded by so much pain."So many of you have lost everything," Francis told 150,000 Catholic faithful gathered before Mass under a steady rain in an open field near the airport in Tacloban, the city hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan."I don't know what to say to you, but the Lord does know what to say to you. Some of you lost part of your families. All I can do is keep silent...

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