Palo, Leyte –The Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto, arrived at the Archdiocese of Palo to celebrate Christmas with the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda, 24 December 2013.
Archbishop Pinto, one of the diplomatic representatives of the Holy See to countries all over the world, visited an evacuation center to see first-hand the situation of families affected by the typhoon. He went to the Sacred Heart Seminary in Palo to partake dinner with the clergy and the religious active in the Archdiocese. He then officiated the midnight mass to celebrate the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord at the Palo Metropolitan Cathedral. The Nuncio stayed at the Archbishop’s Residence. He showed compassion for the victims when he said that he would sleep wherever they sleep.
On Christmas Day, the Papal Nuncio presided over a morning mass at the Santo Nino Church in Tacloban City.
The Papal Nuncio was among the dignitaries who visited Leyte after the destruction caused by the typhoon.