Hurricane Erma caused a change in the route of Pope Francis the Pope during his trip to the Latin American state of Colombia after arriving in the north of the Caribbean to avoid a typhoon that struck several islands in the Caribbean.
The Pope was traveling from Italy to the Latin American state of Colombia, where his plane was forced to change course due to the cyclone extending through the northern Caribbean.
The Pope’s plane was expected to fly over Puerto Rico, near the central Caribbean region of the United States, but has changed course southward.
A Vatican official said the flight route of the Italian airline Alitalia covered Puerto Rico, but the plane was diverted southward to fly over the Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad islands.
The latest meteorological observations showed Hurricane Erma, one of the strongest storms over the Atlantic in a century, would strike Puerto Rico later on Wednesday.
Pope Francis will spend five days in Colombia to promote the peace process that ended half a century of war between the state and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Recent statistics show Hurricane Erma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, will arrive in Puerto Rico later in the day.
Pope Francis will spend five days in Colombia to promote the peace process that ended half a century of war between the state and a group of rebels called the FARC,