Pope Francis travelled to the Philippine city of Tacloban today, the center of a region devastated by Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.
In his homily at Mass in the grounds of the city's airport, Francis reminded an estimated 500,000 pilgrims who braved wind and rain to take part in the liturgy that the Lord "cries with us and walks with us in the most difficult moments of life."
Setting aside his prepared text to speak from the heart, the Pope said: "So many of you have lost everything. I don’t know what to say to you. But the Lord does know what to say to you ... He understands us because he underwent all the trials that we, that you, have experienced. And beside the cross was his Mother."...READ MORE