Pope Francis (L) waves next to Philippine President Benigno Aquino III (R)
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Rapturous welcome for Pope Francis in the Philippines

Pope Francis has arrived in the Philippines to a rapturous welcome, ahead of a five day official visit.

The pontiff's tour will include a visit to Tacloban to meet survivors of a devastating typhoon that hit the area in 2013 and he will also hold an open air mass on Sunday in Manila.

The Philippines has around 80 million Roman Catholics.

Rupert Wingfield Hayes reports from Manila.

  • 15 Jan 2015
  • From the section Asia
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