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Typhoon Rolly Wrecks Albay Churches, Bishop Asks For Help

Albay is one of the worst-hit areas by the typhoon.

The recent super typhoon “Rolly” has left many people displaced and homes wrecked. One of the worst-hit places is Albay, hence churches in the area are looking for fund sources to help rebuild not only the parishes, but also damaged homes.

“While we are working on the immediate repairs of these churches, we do not forget that many homes have been destroyed, and so we’re sourcing out funds and building materials to help in their rehabilitation,” Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon said. (Read: Here’s Where You Can Donate for the Victims of Typhoon Rolly)

Albay Churches Damaged

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The aftermath of Typhoon Rolly on St. John the Baptist Church, Tabaco City, Albay last Sunday, Nov 1, 2020. (Photos courtesy of Karren Canon / Photo by Rev. Fr. Rex Paul Arjona / ABS-CBN News Facebook)

According to Bishop Baylon, St. John the Baptist Church in Tabaco City was heavily damaged with “more than half of the roof was ripped off and blown away.”

“Masses are being held temporarily at the pastoral center. The same can be said of the barrio parish of San Antonio, Tabaco City,” Bishop Baylon said. (Read: The 3 Basic Rules in the Reopening of Cagsawa Ruins in Albay)

Despite these massive damages, other churches in the region have sustained minor damages only. “Thankfully, all other churches reported minimal damage so masses can be held inside these churches,” Bishop Baylon said. 

Caritas Manila Steps In

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Photo from Caritas Manila Facebook

Meanwhile, Caritas Manila has mobilized their group and initially released one million pesos for the dioceses that were badly hit by the calamity.

The Archdiocese of Caceres and the Dioceses of Daet, Virac, Gumaca, and Legazpi City will each receive P200,000. (Read: 3 Ways Caritas PH Is Giving Support to Filipinos in Need)

The social action arm also launched Caritas Oplan Damayan telethon which aims to gather donations for the victims of the typhoon. The telethon has gathered more than 2 million pesos in donation since its launch on Wednesday. 

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