News & Events
Nov 15, 2013
Pope Francis, through the Pontifical Council, has sent an aid contribution of $150,000 to assist the people of the Philippines, devastated by the passage of the typhoon Haiyan which violently struck the country. He has also sent a telegram of condolence to the President of the Philippines, expressing his solidarity with those affected.
In Canada, the Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has sent a letter to the Most Reverend Socrates Buenaventura Villegas, Metropolitan Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines. In his letter, Archbishop Durocher conveys the prayers and thoughts of the Bishops and faithful of Canada in the wake of the devastation caused by typhoon Haiyan last November 8.
The death toll has topped 3,600 people. You can give right now through CCODP. Please prayerfully consider giving whatever you can to help our brothers and sisters in need.
A giant statue of Jesus Christ on Calvary Hill with the destruction left from Typhoon Haiyan is seen in the coastal town of Tanawan, central Philippines, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and thousands of people dead. (Credit: AP)