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Pope Francis Prays for Filipinos Suffering After Devastation of Typhoon Ulysses and Rolly

Almost 70 people have already died.
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From Vatican City, Pope Francis sent Filipinos a message of compassion in a Tweet on Sunday night, Philippine time.

He expressed his solidarity and offered his prayers for Filipinos who have suffered from the devastation wrought by Typhoon Rolly and Ulysses, which occurred within just two weeks of each other.

The death toll, now at 69, continues to rise as rescuers find more bodies as the floods subside and landslide rubble is cleared.

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