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    US bishop to visit typhoon-hit Philippines

    A Catholic bishop from the United States is scheduled to visit typhoon “Yolanda”-hit Philippines, particularly Leyte and Samar provinces, particularly the hardest-hit city of Tacloban, the government on Sunday said.
    Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Philippine government welcomed the visit of Louisville Archbishop and US Conference of Catholic Bishops president Joseph Kurtz is visiting Yolanda-hit areas this week, together with officials of the Catholic Relief Services.
    Valte said Bishop Joseph Kurtz is visiting Yolanda-hit areas this week, together with officials of the Catholic Relief Services, adding that his visit can do much for people’s morale.
    He will be the latest high-profile personality from the powerful Catholic Church to visit the typhoon-hit areas in recent weeks.
    “We’ve been seeing lot of these visits. It does much for the morale of people there,” Valte said, adding that at least calamity victims are assured they are not forgotten.
    The Malacanang official also said that aside from boosting people’s morale, it likewise will give the officials a firsthand look at the extent of the devastation and at the same time assure them of continued help.
    She also said that the government is committed to assure that help will be on its way for all those who need it.

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