"I pray in particular for the victims and their families, and for those who have lost their homes. May God support the efforts of those who are bringing help", declared the pontiff.
Exhibition Fruturos - Tempos Amazônicos proposes new discoveries in the relationship between the forest and the climate, but draws attention to the urgency of its conservation.
WHO representative for Africa said that, in this last phase, the country applied "crucial lessons" learned in previous emergencies.
Rai is considered a super typhoon, equivalent to a category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean. It is the most destructive to hit the Philippines this year.