This is a post, a part of a series, to commemorate the Pope’s visit to the Philippines on January 15-19 2015.
The highlight of the Pope’s visit in the Philippines was his trip to Tacloban, otherwise known as ground-zero of the Haiyan devastation. On the day the Pope visited Tacloban, another storm hit the city. Interestingly, the storm was named locally as “Amang”, which translates to Father in English. The storm cut the Pope’s Tacloban visit short, killed a woman volunteer, and caused a plane carrying government officials to skid off the runway.
The Pope in a raincoat, as he waves to a crowd after holding a mass in an airport in Tacloban City, Philippines on January 17, 2015. Image from Damir Sagolj/Reuters
The Pope’s visit gives residents of Tacloban hope and inspiration as they continue to rebuild their city.
There’s another thing that Tacloban needs — Investment. As…
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