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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

 

A soldier was killed and three others wounded when Muslim rebels simultaneously attacked military detachments in two southern Philippine provinces on Saturday, a military spokeswoman said.
 

The death toll from flooding and landslides in the Philippines wrought by tropical storm Jangmi rose to 53 Wednesday, officials said, with some regions saying they were caught off guard by the deluge.
 

An AirAsia Zest plane carrying 159 people overshot the runway and got stuck in a muddy field Tuesday at an international airport in the central Philippines after landing from Manila in windy weather, officials said. There were no reports of injuries.
AirAsia plane overshoots Philippine runway

 

Flash floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Jangmi left at least 31 people dead and seven missing in the Philippines, including in areas still recovering from last year's Typhoon Haiyan, officials said Tuesday.
 

Three people were killed, one is missing and thousands fled their homes as a tropical storm battered the southern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain, officials said Monday.
 
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