Thursday, September 4, 2014

Archbishop visits areas hit by Typhoon Haiyan

Reconstruction tour takes Archbishop Miller to Philippines
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, stands with Archbishop John Forrosuelo Du of Palo and construction workers in Tacloban City. Archbishop Miller was asked to bless the building site of the Pope Francis Centre, an orphanage, clinic, and seniors' centre. Photo submitted.
An estimated 14 million Filipinos are getting their lives back together as long-term aid efforts slowly erase the effects of Typhoon Haiyan. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Nuncio: we owe Ukraine more than a salvage operation
A Ukrainian woman weeps after being reunited with her son at the Russia-Ukraine border in Russia's Rostov region amid ongoing tensions. CNS photo / Alexander Demianchuk, Reuters.
As Ukraine's crisis continues to escalate, the nation's apostolic nuncio stressed that its people deserve more than after-the-fact aid and should be allowed to live in peace, without the threat of outside aggressors. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

CCODP receives $1 million grant to help displaced Iraqis
International Development Minister Christian Paradis announced an aid package for displaced Iraqis Aug. 29; the same day Development and Peace received a $1 million grant for Iraqi aid. A sample of the hygiene kits and other supplies is on the left. Deborah Gyapong / (CCN).
On Aug. 29, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada awarded the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) $1 million to help displaced Iraqis. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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