Philippines

Papal visit to South Asia comes to an end as the Pope flies home

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Pope Francis celebrates feast of the Santo NiƱo in Rizal Park, Manila

Former street child asks Pope why God allows suffering

Holy Father is forced to cut short his visit to island of Leyte amid tropical storm

The region is still grief-stricken by the typhoon that hit just over a year ago. Only a figure like Pope Francis can bring relief

The Pope was speaking at a meeting with families in Manila

The children sent the Pope thousands of letters urging him to visit them

Pope Francis says the causes of inequality ‘plainly contradict the teaching of Christ’

Filipino Catholics feel that Francis, like Cardinal Tagle, really cares about them