Filipinos are breathing a sigh of relief after Typhoon Hagupit, known locally as Ruby, passed over their islands without causing major damage.
“We thank the Lord, through the intercession of Mother Mary, whose feast of the Immaculate Conception we are celebrating today, for sparing us,” said Jing Henderson, of Caritas Philippines-NASSA to Caritas Internationalis. Read more here.
Before Hagupit struck, there were fears of a disaster akin to Haiyan in November 2013. However, assistance is still needed in the Philippines, so Caritas Finland's collection continues.
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