Pope Francis Tacloban - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Pope Francis Tacloban


Pope Francis mourns death of Yolanda aid worker

Jan 18, 2015 - 12:48 PM

Padasas who worked with the Catholic Relief Service during the Yolanda humanitarian crisis is remembered in a moment of silence

Yolanda aid worker dies after Tacloban airport scaffolding collapses

Jan 17, 2015 - 1:58 PM

4th UPDATE Kristel Mae Padasas 27 worked with the Catholic Relief Service during Yolanda In UST Pope Francis calls for a moment of silence to pray for Padasas

Typhoon Yolanda victims shield themselves from the rain during a mass officiated by Pope Francis at the DZR airport in Tacloban City on January 17, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Ilonggo craftsmanship in Pope’s Tacloban mass

Jan 17, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Aside from the altar linens this group of women was also tapped to embroider the Pope’s coat of arms which was also sent to Tacloban for the Supreme Pontiff’s scheduled meeting with the residents

Pope Francis leaving for Tacloban earlier

Jan 17, 2015 - 7:10 AM

Pope Francis is on his way to Villamor Airbase

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. Thousands of pilgrims entering the papal mass venue still happy and energetic despite the long walk and persistent drizzles. All photos by Derek Alviola

The Tacloban that Pope Francis won't see

Jan 14, 2015 - 11:22 PM

Sadly Pope Francis itinerary won t allow him to see many places devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan in November 2013

Banners to welcome Pope Francis is hoisted in one of the ships swept ashore by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in Brgy. Anibong in Tacloban City. Photo by Vincent Go/Rappler

Holiday in Leyte for Pope visit

Jan 13, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Work in all government offices and classes in all levels both public and private will be suspended from January 15 to 16

PREPARATIONS. Policemen inspect the open field venue where Pope Francis is scheduled to celebrate a mass near the airport in Tacloban City. Photo by EPA

Palace: Leyte roads, airport ready for Pope's arrival

Dec 21, 2014 - 3:10 PM

The government is preparing for the facilities in Leyte for the Pope s visit in January

TACLOBAN AIRPORT. The Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City was severely damaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013 and Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in December this year. File photo by Rappler.com