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Pope comforts Philippine typhoon survivors, then cuts short visit due to storm

Pope comforts Philippine typhoon survivors, then cuts short visit due to storm

Pope Francis braved an approaching tropical storm Saturday to travel to the far eastern Philippines to comfort survivors of the deadly Typhoon Haiyan. He was so emotionally undone by their loss that he barely found the words to offer solace, and then had to cut the trip short because of the dangerous weather. Before he left the typhoon-wracked city of Tacloban, though, a soaking wet Francis brought many in the crowd to tears as he ached at their suffering and recounted how in the days after the Nov. 3, 2013, storm he decided that he simply had to come in person to offer his comfort. "I wanted to come to be with you," he told a rain-soaked crowd during Mass on a muddy airport...

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