Pope Francis and translator in plastic ponchos
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Pope Francis braves rain for Tacloban Mass

Pope Francis has held an open air Mass in the Philippine city of Tacloban, which was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan just over a year ago.

Tens of thousands braved pouring rain and strong winds brought by Tropical Storm Mekkhala to attend the Mass.

He was due to meet survivors of the typhoon after the mass but the storm forced the Pope to cut short his visit.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.

  • 17 Jan 2015
  • From the section Asia
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