» 12/31/2004, 00.00
Bishops look at 2004
The Filipino Church looks back at the great moments of suffering that marked 2004, urging the faithful to greater compassion and empathy.
Houses, boats, schools and scholarships for tsunami victims
The Church launches a five part plan to rebuild tsunami-stricken areas. From a tragedy comes solidarity between Christians and Muslims.
08/01/2005 SRI LANKA
Post-tsunami support for children
Church has set up programmes geared towards children to help them cope with tsunami-related issues. A spirit of collaboration and unity after years of civil strife is starting to be felt.
06/01/2005 SRI LANKA
Mullaithivu, the tsunami and the civil war
Bishop of Mannar promoted an aid campaign in an area marked by civil war and prostrated by tsunami. Many hopeless tried to suicide.
People united by the hand of God despite the tragedy
The Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) is launching a campaign to raise money for the Nirmala Hospital in Karinkal (one of the hardest hit areas in Tamil Nadu), a health facility run by the Missionaries of the Immaculata. A nun confirms that "people feel lost and are afraid", but compassion and empathy amongst the faithful of different religions are "the starting point for rebuilding the country".
Catholic Church expresses solidarity to the victims of the underwater quake
Bishops call for prayers for the victims and urge those who were themselves recent victims of typhoons and landslides to help quake survivors.
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