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Pope waves to the crowd during his recent trip to the Philippines (CNS)

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has reiterated Francis’s ‘spiritual and missionary message’

Pope Francis hugs 12-year-old Glyzelle Palomar (PA)

There were a number of memorable and touching moments during the papal visit

Pope Francis meets the father of Kristel Padasas, a young Catholic volunteer who was killed on Saturday while helping organise his Mass in typhoon-hit Tacloban (CNS)

Kristel Padasas died when scaffolding from stage fell down

Pope Francis waves before boarding his plane as he departs Manila (PA)

Papal visit to South Asia comes to an end as the Pope flies home

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in stormy conditions in Tacloban (AP)

Holy Father is forced to cut short his visit to island of Leyte amid tropical storm

People pray at a Mass at Santo Nino church in Tacloban on the one-year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)

The region is still grief-stricken by the typhoon that hit just over a year ago. Only a figure like Pope Francis can bring relief

Pope Francis is reputed for taking a relaxed approach to security (CNS)

Church officials say Francis has asked that there not be any barriers between himself and the faithful

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, prays in the ruined Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord  in Palo earlier this month Below: More devastation wrought by Super Typhoon Haiyan (CNS)

Ordination ceremonies take place amid the ruins of typhoon-ravaged cathedral

Young children beg for food in the Philippines after last month's devastating super typhoon (CNS)

Getting food to displaced residents a primary concern for aid agencies