Monday, January 13, 2014

Rebuilding homes, rebuilding lives

ANCOP Canada helps victims of typhoon Haiyan in Central Philippines
A survivor of Typhoon Haiyan decorates a Christmas tree placed along a street in Tacloban, Philippines, Dec. 20. Typhoon Haiyan reduced almost everything in its path to rubble when it swept ashore in the central Philippines Nov. 8, killing more than 6,000 people and displacing more than 4 million. CNS photo / Romeo Ranoco, Reuters.
When the television showed the devastation left by super typhoon Haiyan when it hit the central Philippines Nov. 8, my heart went out to my countrymen. I also feared for our friends who had left Manila to start a business in Tacloban, Leyte, the area most badly hit. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Drastic increase in murders of religious, missionaries in 2013
Salvadorans gather at a candlelight service to commemorate the anniversary of the 1989 killing of six Jesuits, their housekeeper, and her daughter during El Salvador's civil war. Now 2013 has proved also to be a bad year for violence. CNS photo / Luis Galdamez, Reuters.
The Church throughout the world has experienced increased violence in the past year, according to a recent global report on the murders of priests, religious, and lay faithful. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

King's separates from London diocese
Two women from London, Ont., hold an image of Mary as they attend a religious event. The Catholic college in their diocese is now legally separate from the diocese, but some seats on its board of directors will still be occupied by clergy. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
King's University College at London, Ontario's, Western University is walking into its 60th anniversary as a newly incorporated institution separate from the diocese of London. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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