Pope Francis made good on his year-long resolution to visit Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) victims when he touched down in Tacloban, Saturday, Jan. 17 for a Mass at the city airport. Msgr. Joe Kerrigan represented CCST in concelebrating at the Mass. Officials from the CRS Philippines country program were also present.
The day was marked by tragedy, as CRS staffer Kristel Padasas was killed by falling scaffolding soon after the Mass. May she rest in peace.