PH bishops: Pope will reach out to Yolanda survivors in January

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

July 7, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Showing his utmost commitment to serve and love humanity, Pope Francis has reportedly expressed that he would make Central Philippines the focal point of his visit there in January next year.

The Catholic Bishops of the Philippines Conference (CBCP) issued a statement confirming that the popular and well-loved Pontiff will visit the typhoon-struck Visayas region and reach out to those devastated by last November’s Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Typhoon Yolanda killed at least 6,300 and left more than 1,000 people missing.

Pope Francis’ visit to Central Philippines will only be the second time ever and the first time in thirty years that a Pontiff will travel outside of Manila.

The CBCP said, “Pope Francis has clearly laid out his wish that the main objective of his visit is to bring Christ’s compassion for our suffering people still struggling to rise from the devastations…”

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