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Pope sends condolence telegram, urges 'concrete help' for Yolanda victims

Pope Francis sent a telegram of condolence to President Benigno Aquino III over the destruction brought by Super Typhoon Yolanda, the Vatican said Sunday.

The Pope, who is not only the leader of the Catholic Church but also the head of state of world's smallest sovereign state - Vatican City, said in the missive that he was deeply saddened by the destruction and loss of life caused by the super typhoon.

“His Holiness Pope Francis expresses his heartfelt solidarity with all those affected by this storm and its aftermath. He is especially mindful of those who mourn the loss of their loved ones and of those who have lost their homes," read the telegram, the text of which was posted on the Vatican portal.