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Pope Francis Apologizes To The People Of Leyte

Pope Francis Apologizes To The People Of Leyte
People react as Pope Francis delivers his speech during a mass in Tacloban, Philippines, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. AP

Pope Francis apologized to the people of Leyte for having to leave early as Tropical Storm “Amang” begins to bear down on the province.

“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.

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

Pope Francis Apologizes To The People Of Leyte
People react as Pope Francis delivers his speech during a mass in Tacloban, Philippines, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. AP

“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 raised the entire province of Leyte under public storm signal number 2 early Saturday.

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