- Feb 16, 2020
On average, the Philippines is hit by 8-9 tropical typhoons per year. These storms can cause significant damage – but they rarely reach the magnitude of 2013’s Typhoon Haiyan.
Through early June, the social action arm of the Catholic Church has been able to help about 1.8 million people affected by the Typhoon Haiyan that struck the central Philippines in 2013.
On Monday Pope Francis returns to Rome after a triumphant week-long homecoming to Latin America, a three-nation tour that’s seen the pontiff stress concern for the poor, the environment and the family, as well as outreach to those at society’s margins. In a typical flourish during a session with social activists
TACLOBAN, The Philippines — Braving strong winds and driving rain, Pope Francis traveled to ground zero of a 2013 super-typhoon in the central Philippines that left 6,000 dead and 4.1 million homeless, assuring survivors they haven’t been forgotten. The pontiff was forced to cut the outing short by almost four
MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis will visit the typhoon-ravaged Filipino region of Leyte Saturday to bring support to the survivors of a tropical storm that killed thousands and devastated the region. The 2013 storm killed more than 6,000 people, left 4.1 million displaced, damaged or destroyed 1.1 million homes, and
MANILA, Philippines — As Pope Francis prepares to arrive in the Philippines, the local committee organizing the visit is praying for salvation from the one unpredictable force that could derail the visit: the weather. Forecasters say that a tropical depression projected to enter the Philippines today or tomorrow could turn