An emergency adviser for Catholic Relief Services said many Filipinos learned from last year’s Typhoon Haiyan and willingly went to shelters before Typhoon Rammasun struck earlier this month.
A former president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines joined 27 other people in filing a complaint Monday at the House of Representatives seeking President Benigno Aquino III's impeachment over a funds disbursement program that the Supreme Court has ruled as unconstitutional.
The 51st International Eucharistic Congress will be in Cebu, central Philippines, Jan. 24-30, 2016, and cardinals in that country are already planning for "Christ in you, the hope of glory."
An emergency adviser for Catholic Relief Services said many Filipinos learned from Typhoon Haiyan and willingly went to shelters before Typhoon Rammasun struck.
"People realized, 'Oh yes, we are staying in a risky area. We're staying in a tent or shelter that's not very sturdy,' " said Elizabeth Tromans, the Manila-based regional emergency adviser for Catholic Relief Services. "And I think people were quite willing to go into the safe areas that had been identified."
"As we prepare for the visit of Pope Francis next year, let us resolve ... to see the goodness in everyone and live the mercy of the Gospel."
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