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Pope to Visit Typhoon-Devastated Area During Philippines Trip

Pope Francis will visit the Philippines region devastated by Typhoon Haiyan last year, with four million people still homeless, when he makes his first trip to Asia in January, the Vatican said on Friday. During the Jan. 12-19 trip he will spend two days in Sri Lanka, where Catholics are a tiny minority in the mostly Buddhist country, before moving on to the Philippines, Asia's largest Roman Catholic country. In Sri Lanka, where a 26-year-old civil war ended in 2009 with the...

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