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Pope Francis’ shortened trip to Leyte in photos

/ 10:14 PM January 17, 2015

MANILA, Philippines — Despite the bad weather due to Tropical Storm “Amang,” Pope Francis proceeded with his scheduled trip to Tacloban and Palo in Leyte on Saturday, to the delight of millions of Filipinos waiting for his presence. The Pope celebrated Mass at Tacloban airport before proceeding to Palo to meet with the survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda.”

Take a look at his short but sweet visit in the typhoon-ravaged province:

Pope Francis (R) wears a plastic poncho as he waves to well wishers after a mass in Tacloban on January 17, 2015. Pope Francis will spend an emotional day in the Philippines on January 17 with survivors of a catastrophic super typhoon that claimed thousands of lives, highlighting his concern over climate change. AFP

Pope Francis (R) wears a plastic poncho as he waves to well wishers after a mass in Tacloban on January 17, 2015. Pope Francis will spend an emotional day in the Philippines on January 17 with survivors of a catastrophic super typhoon that claimed thousands of lives, highlighting his concern over climate change. AFP

A baby manage to smile while the parents listen to the mass of Pope Francis in Tacloban airport despite the rain brought by typhoon amang. CDN

A baby smiles while the parents listen to the mass of Pope Francis in Tacloban airport despite the rain brought by Tropical Storm Amang. CDN

Former first lady and now Rep. Imelda Marcos wears a yellow raincoat as she attends a mass in the highlight of Pope Francis' pastoral visit to the country Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at Tacloban, Leyte. Marcos also hails from Leyte. AP

Former first lady and now Rep. Imelda Marcos wears a yellow raincoat as she attends a mass in the highlight of Pope Francis’ pastoral visit to the country Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at Tacloban, Leyte. Marcos also hails from Leyte. AP

Tacloban residents manage to stay in their roof as they listen the mass of Pope Francis in Tacloban airport despite the rain brought by Typhoon Amang. CDN

Tacloban residents manage to stay in their roof as they listen the mass of Pope Francis in Tacloban airport despite the rain brought by Tropical Storm Amang. CDN

Unidentified student waves a flag of the Philippines as Pope Francis gets off from the PAL airplane RP-C8618 in Tacloban. CDN

Unidentified student waves a flag of the Philippines as Pope Francis gets off from the PAL airplane RP-C8618 in Tacloban. CDN

Pope Francis wears a raincoat as Tropical Storm Amang brought rain during his visit in Tacloban. CDN

Pope Francis wears a raincoat as Tropical Storm Amang brought rain during his visit in Tacloban. CDN

Pope Francis, wearing a yellow raincoat, celebrates mass amidst heavy rains and strong winds near the Tacloban Airport Saturday, January 17, 2015. After the mass, the Pope will visit Palo, Leyte to meet with families of typhoon Yolanda victims. The Pope visit to Leyte was shortened due to on going typhoon in the area. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

Pope Francis, wearing a yellow raincoat, celebrates mass amidst heavy rains and strong winds near the Tacloban Airport Saturday, January 17, 2015. After the mass, the Pope will visit Palo, Leyte to meet with families of typhoon Yolanda victims. The Pope visit to Leyte was shortened due to on going typhoon in the area. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

An unidentified boy sits on the shoulder of his parents while they attend the mass of Pope Francis in Tacloban airport. CDN

An unidentified boy sits on the shoulder of his parents while they attend the mass of Pope Francis in Tacloban airport. CDN

Pope Francis waves to devotees who attendeded his mass in Tacloban airport. CDN

Pope Francis waves to devotees who attendeded his mass in Tacloban airport. CDN

An unidentified lady listens the mass of Pope Francis in Tacloban airport. CDN

An unidentified lady listens the mass of Pope Francis in Tacloban airport. CDN

Pope Francis visits families of Typhoon Yolanda victims in one of the areas in Palo, Leyte Saturday, January 17, 2015.  (Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

Pope Francis visits families of Typhoon Yolanda victims in one of the areas in Palo, Leyte Saturday, January 17, 2015. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

A nun carries a child with disabilities towards their designated seats at the Pope Francis Center in Gonzaga House/Archbishop's Palace, Palo, Leyte. The Pope was unable to attend the full ceremonies here and left earlier for Manila due to bad weather conditions. INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON

A nun carries a child with disabilities towards their designated seats at the Pope Francis Center in Gonzaga House/Archbishop’s Palace, Palo, Leyte. The Pope was unable to attend the full ceremonies here and left earlier for Manila due to bad weather conditions.
INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON

Pope Francis, wearing a yellow raincoat, celebrates mass amidst heavy rains and strong winds near the Tacloban Airport Saturday, January 17, 2015. After the mass, the Pope will visit Palo, Leyte to meet with families of typhoon Yolanda victims. The Pope visit to Leyte was shortened due to on going typhoon in the area. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

Pope Francis, wearing a yellow raincoat, celebrates mass amidst heavy rains and strong winds near the Tacloban Airport Saturday, January 17, 2015. After the mass, the Pope will visit Palo, Leyte to meet with families of typhoon Yolanda victims. The Pope visit to Leyte was shortened due to on going typhoon in the area. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

Pope Francis, left, has lunch with survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the November 2013 storm that leveled entire villages and left more than 7,300 people dead or missing, at the Palo Archbishop's residence, Philippines, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. Francis traveled to the far eastern Philippines to comfort survivors of devastating Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 on Saturday, but cut his own trip short because of another approaching storm.  AP

Pope Francis, left, has lunch with survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the November 2013 storm that leveled entire villages and left more than 7,300 people dead or missing, at the Palo Archbishop’s residence, Philippines, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. Francis traveled to the far eastern Philippines to comfort survivors of devastating Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 on Saturday, but cut his own trip short because of another approaching storm. AP

Pope Francis, wearing raincoat, blesses the crowd after the mass near the Tacloban Airport, Saturday, January 17, 2015,  enroute to Palo, Leyte to visit families of typhoon Yolanda victims. Leyte and the nearby provinces is under typhoon signal number 2 when the Pope arrived. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

Pope Francis, wearing raincoat, blesses the crowd after the mass near the Tacloban Airport, Saturday, January 17, 2015, enroute to Palo, Leyte to visit families of typhoon Yolanda victims. Leyte and the nearby provinces is under typhoon signal number 2 when the Pope arrived. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

Pope Francis poses for a selfie with some women upon his arrival at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City from Tacloban on Saturday, January 17, 2015. The Pope's trip to Leyte was cut short due to bad weather brought by Tropical Storm Amang.(REY S. BANIQUET/NIB)

Pope Francis poses for a selfie with some women upon his arrival at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City from Tacloban on Saturday, January 17, 2015. The Pope’s trip to Leyte was cut short due to bad weather brought by Tropical Storm Amang.(REY S. BANIQUET/NIB)

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