VATICAN CITY — With his voice quavering and overcome with emotion, Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila thanked people for supporting desperately needed relief efforts in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan.
In an interview just posted on Vatican Radio, the cardinal said the risk of further deaths from starvation or lack of clean water is very real as some affected areas still haven’t gotten aid, especially poorer villages where people are on “the brink of real hunger and thirst and the lack of basic necessities.”
While the unimaginable level of destruction has left people shocked and speechless, the outpouring of support is offering deep consolation, he said.
However, it’s not enough to keep back the tears at the end of the interview as the cardinal sums up the string of tragedies the region has faced and the undying faith still displayed by the survivors.
“We see rubble, we see…
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