Pope says Mass for huge Manila crowd, appeals for suffering children




 
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January 18th, 2015  
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By Philip Pullella and Rosemarie Francisco MANILA (Reuters) - Pope Francis said a huge open-air Mass for a rain-drenched crowd of millions in the Philippine capital on Sunday, after appealing to the world to "learn how to cry" over the plight of poor, hungry, homeless and abused children. City officials said some 4 million people were in Manila's Rizal Park and more in surrounding areas to witness the event that caps Francis's week-long trip to Asia. The 78-year-old Pope, wearing a transparent yellow poncho over his white cassock, was driven through the ecstatic crowd in a "popemobile" modified from a jeepney, the most popular mode of transport in the Philippines. He stopped often along the route to kiss children and bless religious statues on the day the Philippines celebrates the feast of the infant Jesus.




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