It has been six years since Typhoon Yolanda wreaked havoc in many parts of the country, particularly in Leyte province.
The onslaught of the mighty typhoon brings back pain and heartache, but GMA News’ Love Añover makes her trips to the town of Palo a pilgrimage of gratitude.
It may be remembered that Añover was one of the reporters covering the effects of the typhoon in Leyte when she found herself seeking refuge inside the Metropolitan Cathedral of Palo.
Earlier this month, she visited the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, which has been renovated since the 2013 typhoon.
During her recent visit, she said: “It is a tradition for me that every time I come home and visit my parents, I will always visit the cathedral and thank the protection it has given us. given during Typhoon Yolanda. Walang hanggang pasasalamat.
According to the Palo Cathedral website, it was on Christmas 2013 that Pope Francis sent his then apostolic nuncio to the country, Guiseppe Pinto, who led mass in the roofless church.
“After the repairs and rehabilitations of the church, Pope Francis himself visited the cathedral on January 17, 2015 and blessed the burial place where the victims of Typhoon Yolanda were buried. This is also the same year. 2015 that Palo Cathedral was declared one of the Archdiocesan Pilgrimage Churches by Archbishop John F. Du. ” – BAP, GMA News