Pope Francis Leaves Philippine City Due To Bad Weather
Pope Francis was forced to leave Tacloban, a city devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, ahead of schedule because of weather concerns.By Madison Burke | January 17, 2015
Pope Francis's trip to the Philippine city of Tacloban was cut short Saturday as Tropical Storm Mekkhala rolled in.
The pope says he made it a point to visit the city after hearing reports of the devastation Typhoon Haiyan caused in the area last year. The storm destroyed an estimated 90 percent of the city and killed thousands.
Francis planned to be in Tacloban for most of Saturday as part of his six-day tour of Asia, but the pilots of the Philippine Airline jet he was using warned him it might not be safe to travel too late in the afternoon. (Video via Fox News)