Bibles, rosaries in 'Yolanda' relief packs

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 21 2013 07:50 AM | Updated as of Nov 21 2013 09:42 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines has received donations of more than 12,000 rosaries and 10,000 scapulars to give out to survivors of super typhoon Yolanda in Eastern Visayas.

A CBCPNews report said the religious articles came from Jocelyn Bernina, a staff member of John Aboitiz Carcovich through God the Father Foundation, Inc. and a friend of CBCP Media Office director Msgr. Pedro Quitorio III.

Last week, the pro-life prayer support group ‘Rosary for Life’ donated to CBCP an initial 3,000 rosaries followed by another 10,000.

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.

Dr. Natividad Pagadut, ECBA executive secretary, said the bibles are meant to help survivors of typhoon Yolanda to stand up again and strengthen their faith. Report by CBCPNews