MANILA, Nov. 21, 2013—More than 12,000 rosaries and 10,000 scapulars were donated to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), in a fresh bid to restore the spiritual morale of the survivors of super typhoon Yolanda that devastated Eastern Visayas last November 8th.
The religious articles came from Jocelyn Bernina, a staff of John Aboitiz Carcovich through God the Father Foundation, Inc. and a friend of CBCP Media Office director Msgr. Pedro Quitorio III whom he said had last contact with ten years ago.
Last week, the pro-life prayer support group ‘Rosary for Life’ donated to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines an initial 3,000 rosaries followed by another 10,000.
Currently a total of 19,000 rosaries were donated and will be included in relief packages for Yolanda victims.
At least 1,000 copies of Tagalog Bibles from the Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA) were also sent to those who were affected by the recent Typhoon Yolanda in the Central Philippines.
According to Dr. Natividad Pagadut ECBA executive secretary the bibles were meant to help survivors of typhoon Yolanda to ‘stand-up again’ and ‘strengthen their faith’. (Raymond Bandril)