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Pope Francis apologizes to Leyte folk for cutting short his trip

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 10:00 PM January 17, 2015

Video by Ryan Leagogo/INQUIRER.net

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MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis has apologized to the thousands of people in Leyte for cutting short his trip due to tropical storm “Amang.”

“I apologize to you all. I am truly saddened because I have something prepared especially for you ,” Pope Francis told the crowd at the Palo cathedral Saturday.

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His Holiness explained that the pilots insisted that they have to leave at 1 p.m. because of the storm.

“I am sad but let us leave everything in the hands of our Lady,” the Pontiff said.

The Pope said, “ “I have to go now.” The crowd yells, “No!”

Pope Francis was scheduled to leave Leyte by 5 p.m. but cut short his trip due to the tropical storm.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical and Services Administration (Pagasa) has placed the entire province of Leyte under public storm signal number 2 early Saturday.

Originally posted: 12:32 PM | Saturday, January 17th, 2015

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