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Pope Francis Prays For Victims Of The Typhoon In The Philippines

The Pope led tens of thousands in a silent prayer at the Vatican.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 12:23 p.m. ET

Posted on November 10, 2013, at 12:05 p.m. ET

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Pope Francis today led tens of thousands of worshipers at the Vatican in a silent prayer for the Philippines, where at least 1,200 people have died as a result of Typhoon Haiyan.

The Philippines has the largest number of Catholics in Asia, and the Pope urged those in attendance to "try to get our concrete aid" to "our brothers and sisters."

I ask all of you to join me in prayer for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda especially those in the beloved islands of the Philippines

Pope Francis

@Pontifex

I ask all of you to join me in prayer for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda especially those in the beloved islands of the Philippines

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Faithful pray for the typhoon's victims during the Pope Francis' Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.
AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

Faithful pray for the typhoon's victims during the Pope Francis' Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

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Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer he celebrated from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square.
AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer he celebrated from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square.

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