Typhoon Haiyan

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Combo photo of the Philippines in November 2013 (top), November 2018.

Five years after Typhoon Haiyan, Filipinos continue to rebuild

Nov 24, 2018

On average, the Philippines is hit by 8-9 tropical typhoons per year. These storms can cause significant damage - but... Read more

Typhoon Yolanda survivor Elena Garado (second from left) at the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, in Palo, Philippines, Jan. 17, 2015.

Philippines typhoon survivor: 'There's a reason for everything'

Jan 18, 2015

By Elise Harris

Elena Garado thought she was dead after being trapped under a table for four hours when Typhoon Yolanda hit her... Read more

Karen Papellero at the papal Mass in Tacloban Jan. 17.

Rain during papal Mass a small sacrifice compared to Typhoon Haiyan

Jan 16, 2015

By Mary Farrow, Alan Holdren

Hundreds of thousands of people put up with the rain and the wind to attend an outdoor Mass with Pope... Read more

Pope Francis and Archbishop John Du embrace at a Mass in Tacloban Jan. 17.

'We will always be grateful,' Filipino archbishop tells Pope Francis

Jan 16, 2015

Although Tacloban was “ground zero” of the Typhoon Haiyan disaster that brought fear, suffering, and death, a Philippines bishop has... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass at Tacloban in the Philippines Jan. 17.

Pope Francis' heartfelt words for typhoon survivors: Jesus is there for you!

Jan 16, 2015

Pope Francis on Saturday spoke to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in an impromptu homily, voicing compassion for their plight and... Read more

Men work on rebuilding homes in Visayas, Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan which hit the area last November.

A year after the storm, gratitude trumps grief for Haiyan survivors

Nov 8, 2014

By Kate Veik

A sign hangs outside a newly re-opened storefront in Tacloban.  Read more

People take shelter in a parish church in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the area.

Bishops laud Catholic Relief Services for Philippines aid

Jun 14, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

Catholic Relief Services' chairman has affirmed the international aid agency's strength and effective representation of the bishops' conference, especially lauding... Read more

Rep. Smith joins a clean water distribution line operated by Catholic Relief Services and USAID to talk with victims of the typhoon.

Congressman highlights ongoing Philippines recovery efforts

Dec 12, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones, Adelaide Mena

Despite facing a long path to recovery after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, the people of the Philippines have not... Read more

People pray before the Miraculous statue of Jesus (Black Nazarene) at Quiapo Church in Manila.

Cardinal Tagle to typhoon victims: You are not alone

Nov 14, 2013

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila has called for a day of prayer and fasting in solidarity with all those... Read more

Super Typhoon Haiyan Centered Over Panay Island in the Philippines, Nov. 8, 2013.

Faithful pray in Philippines as Typhoon Haiyan strikes

Nov 8, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

As Typhoon Haiyan – one of the strongest storms in history – hit the islands of the Philippines today, the... Read more