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Pope Francis' plane lands safely in Manila after tense flight

MANILA - The flight carrying Pope Francis from Tacloban landed safely in Villamor Airbase a little past 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Pope kisses child of unwed couple

TACLOBAN CITY - Pope Francis on Saturday shocked a couple when he alighted from his popemobile and approached them to kiss their son.

'Perhaps God wanted Pope to feel a glimpse of Yolanda'

MANILA - Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the bad weather in Leyte may have been a message from God.

Pope apologizes for cutting short Leyte trip

PALO, LEYTE - A disappointed Pope Francis apologized to the crowd in Palo, Leyte because he had to leave early due to a tropical storm bearing down on the Visayas.

Storm forces Pope to cut short Leyte trip

MANILA - Pope Francis apologized he had to shorten his trip to Leyte due to the oncoming onslaught of tropical storm Amang.
 

Why Pope left: Signal no. 2 in Leyte

MANILA - Winds and rains brought by Tropical Storm Amang forced Pope Francis to cut short his trip to Leyte province on Saturday as the weather disturbance drew nearer to the province.  

We are not alone: Pope comforts typhoon victims

TACLOBAN - "I would like to tell you something close to my heart." With these words, Pope Francis delivered his message of hope and love to thousands of typhoon victims in Tacloban who lost their homes, loved ones and livelihoods to Typhoon Yolanda, one of the deadliest storms in Philippine history.

Yolanda survivors to Pope: You brought God to us

MANILA - A storm surge may have crushed their homes, but Pope Francis has brought Yolanda survivors in the ‘restful waters of God’s mercy.’

Rain-soaked pope braves storm to comfort typhoon victims

TACLOBAN, Philippines (UPDATE) - Pope Francis, wearing a plastic poncho against gusting winds and driving rain, kept a promise on Saturday to comfort survivors of a devastating 2013 typhoon but a new storm forced him to leave early.

LOOK: Pope's message of hope draws tears

TACLOBAN, Philippines - Pope Francis brought a message of hope to the city of Tacloban on Saturday, bringing comfort to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, the country's worst natural disaster that killed thousands of people in 2013.