» 10/23/2013, 00.00
PHILIPPINES - VIETNAM
Vietnamese Catholics pray for the victims of the Philippines earthquake
The president of the Vietnamese Bishops' Conference sends a message of solidarity to his Filipino counterpart. Bishop Bui Van Doc stressed his "pain" over the tragedy and reasserted his "closeness to and prayers for" the people of the Philippines, entrusting the country to the protection of Saint Michael. Meanwhile, Caritas continues its work of aid and assistance to quake victims.
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.
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.
Philippines, "still much to be done" one year after Yolanda
Head of national Caritas speaks to AsiaNews. Catholic Relief Services will build 20 thousand housing units within the next three years. The Church, through #ReachPhilippines, has helped over 97 thousand families. On November 15th race of solidarity in Manila. The story of little Mary and her family, still together today thanks to the Catholic support programs.
Typhoons: 300 thousand Filipino families still need help
Church and Catholic organizations provide food to the flood affected population. So far a total of 1.6 million spent. Archbishop of Manila: "Do not just pray for the flood victims, we must comfort them and help them start over."
Christian solidarity in typhoon-hit Philippines
Caritas is coordinating dioceses and parishes in providing victim relief. People are donating money and praying for the dead and rescuers.
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