Pope Francis leading prayer for Philippines victims - New York News

Pope Francis leading prayer for Philippines victims

Updated:

By: Herb Scribner, Deseret News

On Sunday, Pope Francis led a prayer for people of the Philippines, who recently went into a state of national calamity after Typhoon Haiyan struck the country last Friday.

The pope “preached on the resurrection and eternal life in his Sunday Angelus, led thousands of people in St. Peter's Square in silent prayer for the typhoon victims and asked Catholics to ‘send concrete help,'” according to Time magazine.

More than just public prayer, Pope Francis also tweeted a prayer towards the Philippines on Saturday, writing, “I ask all of you to join me in prayer for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda, especially those in the beloved islands of the Philippines.” More than 33,000 accounts retweeted the article, with just more than 16,000 favoriting it.

Pope Francis continued his social media prayers with a tweet Monday that read, “We remember the Philippines, Vietnam and the entire region hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Please be generous with prayers and concrete help.” Within two hours of posting, the tweet had about 5,100 retweets and 2,800 favorites.

Vatican secretary of state Pietro Parolin sent a telegram to Filipino President Benigno Aquino III on behalf of the pope. According to CBCP News, Parolin said Pope Francis “is especially mindful of those who mourn the loss of their loved ones and of those who have lost their homes. In praying for all the people of the Philippines, the Holy Father likewise offers encouragement to the civil authorities and emergency personnel as they assist the victims of this storm. He invokes divine blessings of strength and consolation for the nation.”

Pope Francis' words are joined by the Catholic Church's aid the Philippines. “Catholic Relief Services is already mobilizing aid and is preparing to send response teams as soon as the airports reopen,” reported Time.

The Philippines has the largest amount of Catholics in Asia, according to the Associated Press, “and Filipinos are one of Rome's biggest immigrant communities.”

The Huffington Post published a story on the Pope’s message and released a galley of photos that showed the damage by Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines.


Original Post

Copyright 2013 Deseret Digital Media, Inc.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • LL Cool J stays true to hip hop roots

    LL Cool J stays true to hip hop roots

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:33:24 GMT
    EXCLUSIVE -- LL Cool J grew and evolved from a hip hop artist out of Hollis, Queens, to a Hollywood TV and movie star. But he always stayed true to hip hop culture. We'd see him backstage at concerts just hanging out with us, so when I heard he was back in New York for the summer I had to find out why. I tracked him down to a Midtown Manhattan recording studio for this exclusive interview.
    EXCLUSIVE -- LL Cool J grew and evolved from a hip hop artist out of Hollis, Queens, to a Hollywood TV and movie star. But he always stayed true to hip hop culture. We'd see him backstage at concerts just hanging out with us, so when I heard he was back in New York for the summer I had to find out why. I tracked him down to a Midtown Manhattan recording studio for this exclusive interview.
  • Friday Night Live: August 1, 2014

    Friday Night Live: August 1, 2014

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:28:04 GMT
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: an exclusive interview with superstar LL Cool J, a helicopter tour over New York City, dishing on celebrity relationships, and sexier breakfast with Chef Mark Bailey.
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: an exclusive interview with superstar LL Cool J, a helicopter tour over New York City, dishing on celebrity relationships, and sexier breakfast with Chef Mark Bailey.
  • Central Park underwear run

    Central Park underwear run

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:16:48 GMT
    Raw athleticism streaked through Central Park Friday evening bared for a modest body of spectators. Two-hundred triathletes ran a skimpy 1.7-mile loop in their underwear to flesh out the opening festivities of New York City Triathlon weekend.Midriffs and tan lines rippled in the open air and a not-so-tighty finish saw the first male and the first female finishers undress the course in record time.
    Raw athleticism streaked through Central Park Friday evening bared for a modest body of spectators. Two-hundred triathletes ran a skimpy 1.7-mile loop in their underwear to flesh out the opening festivities of New York City Triathlon weekend.Midriffs and tan lines rippled in the open air and a not-so-tighty finish saw the first male and the first female finishers undress the course in record time.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices