Thursday, 16 April 2020 09:40

Bishop Pabillo visits Shelter and Assures Support to the Poor


Bishop Broderick Pabillo, Apostolic Administrator of Manila, visited the poor families living in the streets of Manila affected by the COVID-19 outbreak that are in the shelter of Paco Catholic School (PCS) on Easter Monday, April 13, 2020.

PCS is one of the Catholic facilities in the Archdiocese of Manila that has been made available to help the poor families affected by the worldwide outbreak of the corona virus. The school opened not just to give shelter but also to feed the homeless and street dwellers. 

Bishop Broderick Pabillo, Apostolic Administrator of Manila visits the poor families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic under the shelter of Paco Catholic School on April 13, 2020 (Easter Monday).

 

According to Fr. Carlo Del Rosario, chaplain of PCS, Bishop Pabillo gave a short Easter message to the families to inspire and assure them of the Church’s support for them during this time of crisis.

At present, PCS shelters 178 homeless and street dwellers coming from the different areas in Manila.

Aside from PCS, Bishop Pabillo said on the third part of his reflection titled “Post COVID-19 Ministry,” the Church was able to give shelter to 440 street people in 8 facilities in the Archdiocese of Manila and 510 medical frontliners were given lodging in 23 parishes, schools, hostels and convents.

The Church was also able to distribute gift checks and food packs to more than 400,000 families in different parishes in the archdiocese. As of April 14, 2020, Caritas Manila’s Oplan Damayan has released 1,367,495 gift certificates to 1,277,372 poor families within Metro Manila as well as to the other neighboring provinces. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

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