(12:25 PM) – Pope Francis is now leaving Palo Cathedral on board the Papal Mobile. He will now go to Tacloban Airport for his flight back to Manila.
(12: 25 PM) – Pilots of the plane insisted that the Pope has to leave at 1PM due to the inclement weather.
(12:24) – Palo Archbishop John Du gifts the pope with a figure of Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion made from the debris of the typhoon-damaged church in Palo, as a parting gift.
(12:23 PM) – Pope Francis gave a gift to the people of Leyte. He apologizes to the crowd for leaving Leyte earlier than scheduled. Madonna del Popolo was the gift given by Pope Francis to the Palo Cathedral.
“There are two things I ask from you. First, pray for me. Second, be quiet.” – Pope Francis
(12:18 PM) The crowd sang a birthday song for Cardinal Tagle as requested by pope Francis.
(12:17 PM) The Pope thanks the crowd for their warm welcome upon his arrival.
(12:15 PM) – Pope Francis has reached the Palo Metropolitan Cathedral.
(12:12 PM) – The Papal motorcade is now headed to Palo Cathedral.
(12:11 PM) – Pope Francis is now blessing the Center for the poor which was named after him.
(12:07 PM) – Pope Francis now leaving Archbishop’s palace.