CBCP sends 1,000 Tagalog Bibles to Yolanda-hit areas, plus 100 kiddie Bibles included
They say they want to make sure that people’s spiritual needs are met.
According to an article posted on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), "The CBCP, through the Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA), will be sending 1,000 copies of Tagalog Bibles to those who were affected by the recent Typhoon Yolanda in the Central Philippines." The CBCP uses the term "Tagalog" and not "Filipino."
Along with the 1,000 Tagalog Bibles, they’re also sending 100 copies of children's Bibles to help kids cope with the devatating experience. The Bibles will be given though the dioceses in the Visayas.
The article also quoted Dr. Natividad Pagadut, the ECBA's executive secretary, who remarked, "The distribution of the Bible will hopefully help (Typhoon Yolanda survivors) to stand up again (sic), to strengthen their faith, and to improve as persons. So it is best to couple it with formation, counseling and to guide them on what to read in the Bible during this time. With this, they will be consoled, challenged, they will gain hope to move on, and get up from this terrible experience."
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