Pope Francis asked for prayers for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines.
“I ask all of you to join me in prayer for the victims of typhoon ‘Haiyan’ (locally known as ‘Yolanda’ especially those in the beloved islands of the Philippines,” said the Pontiff in his Twitter account, @Pontifex on Saturday.
On Friday, the monster storm battered the central Philippines leaving hundreds of people dead and injuring many others.
Caritas Manila is asking the public for donations to help the victims of the storm, which is said to be the most powerful in recorded history to hit land.
“Let us share what we can to help ‘Yolanda’ victims, give relief goods to Caritas Manila Damayan,” said Fr. Anton Pascual, Caritas Manila, executive director.
The social action arm of the Archdiocese of Manila explained that cash donations are used to buy contents for the family emergency relief pack, materials and medicines for first aid kits.
Aside from cash offerings, they are also appealing for in-kind donations such as canned goods, beddings, linens, personal care and hygiene products, cleaning materials among others.