S e n t i r e C u m E c c l e s i a

"To keep ourselves right in all things, we ought to hold fast to this principle: What seems to me to be white, I will believe to be black if the hierarchical Church thus determines it. For we believe that between Christ our Lord, the Bridegroom, and the Church, His Spouse, there is the one same Spirit who governs and guides us for the salvation of our souls..." - Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius [365]

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Prayer for the Victims of Typhoon Reming

The Holy Father's Message and Prayer for the victims of Typhoon Reming:

From the VATICAN CITY, last Dec. 1, 2006, Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, SDB, sent a telegram of condolence, in the Pope’s name, to Archbishop Fernando Filoni, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, for a typhoon that hit our country on November 30, causing numerous victims.

The telegram of condolence is as follows:

"Deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life resulting from the recent typhoon in the eastern Philippines, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI assures all affected of his closeness in prayer. The Holy Father commends the deceased to the loving mercy of Almighty God, and upon their grieving families and all those injured he invokes divine strength and comfort. His Holiness likewise prays for the rescue workers and all involved in providing practical assistance to the victims of this disaster, encouraging them to persevere in their efforts to bring relief and support.”

- from www.rcam.org (the webpage of the Roman Catholic Archdioces of Manila, Philippines)


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