Tagle calls for solidarity with typhoon survivors

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Posted at Nov 16 2013 11:31 AM | Updated as of Nov 16 2013 08:00 PM

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MANILA -- Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle is calling for deeper solidarity with typhoon survivors who lost their loved ones in the disaster.

In an interview with radio dzMM on Saturday, Tagle said now is also the time to show the world that the Filipinos' love for country and their faith are stronger than any disaster.

"Sa akin ang pagiging makatotohanan sa ngayon ay aminin natin dun sa mga namimighati na pati tayo ay litong-lito, pati tayo hindi natin alam, may mga bagay na talagang hindi siguro maipaliwanag... Pero kung mayroon namang mga kapatid sambayanan na nagpaparamdam na meron kang bagong pamilya, hindi mo man kami kadugo ay nandito kami, kahit papaano maiibsan," he said.

He also appealed to Filipinos to make sure their lifestyle will not put added pressure on the planet.

"Lumalala ang hagupit ng kalikasan kapag tayo ay pabaya kaya tingnan din sana ang lifestyle at ang ating mga gawi na nakakadagdag sa hagupit ng kalikasan," he said.

Tagle said an hour-long vigil dubbed "Panaghoy ng Pagasa" meant to give hope at a time of grief and suffering will be held at the Paco Church later at 8 p.m.

The church has been holding 9-day novena masses for those who perished in the tragedy since the day after Yolanda hit.

Mass collections are also being gathered at churches while relief donations are being accepted at the Caritas Center in Pandacan, Manila. -- ANC