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During Lent, Archbishop calls for more help for survivors of tragedies

Mar 19, 2017 @ 10:59

During Lent, the faithful should not only fast but also help the poor, especially those who survived tragedies.

The reminder came from Nueva Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona, national director of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ NASSA/Caritas Philippines.

“Ang Kwaresma ay panahon ng pag-iisip ng kapakanan ng ibang tao at hindi lang ang ating sarili.Kaya sikapin nating mag-ambag tumulong sa ikabubuti ng ating mga kababayan lalo na ng mga dukha at bilang paghahanda na rin ito sa anumang sakuna,” Tirona said on Church-run Radyo Veritas.

He said true sacrifice involves being one with the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Earlier, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle called for support for the Archdiocese’s “Fast to Feed” program that seeks to help 20,000 malnourished children.

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