An emotional Cardinal Luis Tagle welcomed Catholic leaders reviewing typhoon recovery efforts, saying that rebuilding communities can show the world a church united.
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“The poor are not on the margins of the church; the poor are in the center of the church,” the general secretary of Caritas Internationalist told 500 activists.
Making a Difference: For countless poor human beings in the shadows of our nation and world, it is not the most wonderful time of the year.
The devastation brought on by Super Typhoon Haiyan is on a scale so big it is "unimaginable," said Jesuit Fr. Edwin Gariguez, head of Caritas in the Philippines.
"This is beyond our capacity," Gariguez told Catholic News Service by phone from Cebu province Wednesday. "That's the reason why we have our Caritas network with us now."