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More than 40 Philippine police commandos were killed in an 11-hour firefight with Muslim rebels that erupted while they were chasing one of the region's most wanted militants, police said Monday.

Philippine security forces and a Muslim rebel group said Sunday they had clashed in the country's south with an unspecified number of casualties, in violence rarely seen since the signing of a peace treaty.

Masses of cheering believers in the Philippines turned out to bid farewell to Pope Francis Monday, a fitting end to a week in Asia that saw him draw record crowds and campaign relentlessly for the poor.
Pope ends record-setting tour of Asia


A record 6 million people poured into Manila's rain-soaked streets and its biggest park Sunday as Pope Francis ended his Asian pilgrimage with an appeal for Filipinos to protect their young from sin and vice so they can instead become missionaries of the faith.
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Record 6 mil. join pope for Manila Mass


A weeping 12-year-old Philippine girl, asking how God could allow children to become prostitutes, moved Pope Francis on Sunday to hug her and appeal for everyone to show more compassion.

Pope Francis made a triumphant entrance for a mass with millions in the Philippines on Sunday aboard a "popemobile" styled after the nation's iconic, flamboyant and much-loved "jeepney" minibus.
Manila thrilled by Francis' 'jeepney' popemobile


Pope Francis traveled to the far eastern Philippines to comfort survivors of devastating Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, then cut his own trip short because of another approaching storm.
Pope celebrates emotional Mass at Tacloban, trip cut short


Pope Francis cut short his visit to a typhoon-hit region of the Philippines on Saturday because of an approaching storm.
Storm cuts short pope's trip to typhoon-hit Philippine city


Pope Francis on Friday demanded leaders in the Philippines end "scandalous social inequalities," hitting out at corruption in a nation where tens of millions of Catholics endure brutal poverty.
Pope Francis criticizes social inequalities in the Philippines


Pope Francis said Thursday that his visit to the Philippines, Asia's largest Catholic nation, will focus on the plight of the poor, the exploited and victims of injustice -- themes sure to resonate in a country where poverty afflicts nearly a fourth of the 100 million people.
Pope Francis says he'll focus on poor, exploited in Philippine trip


Pope Francis departed Sri Lanka Thursday for the Philippines, Asia's most populous Catholic nation, where ecstatic crowds await the first papal visit in 20 years.
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The World Bank said Wednesday the Philippines can eliminate poverty within a generation as sustained economic growth in recent years has translated into more jobs and higher incomes.

A raucous Roman Catholic procession in which up to a million Filipinos packed the streets of the capital for a chance to get close to a centuries-old statue of Jesus Christ left two men dead and about 1,000 hurt, officials said Saturday, in a prelude to a much larger turnout expected during next week's visit by Pope Francis.

More than five million barefoot devotees paraded a centuries-old icon of Jesus Christ through Manila Friday in a loud, heaving paroxysm of religious fervour ahead of Pope Francis's visit to Asia's bastion of Christianity.
5.5 million in Philippines parade ahead of papal visit

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