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Orthodox priests help families in need in Philippines

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Orthodox priests help families in need in Philippines


28.05.2020

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Seventy food packages were received by starving families in Davao and the village of Kayupu in the Philippines. The aid was organized by the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese, which is part of the Patriarchal Exarchate of Southeast Asia of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC). In the near future, food packages will be handed over to two hundred families in need, according to the website of the Moscow Patriarchate.

The distribution of sets was supported by the Russian Embassy in the Philippines and local authorities. Priests and volunteers participate in the actions. Due to strict quarantine measures, many residents of the country lost the opportunity to work and were left with no means of support.

According to the Secretary of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese, Hieromonk Cornelius, at present, about four million people in the country are starving. The cancelation of the tourist season also led to the impoverishment of part of the population in the Philippines and other countries of the region.

ROC projects aimed at supporting those in need during a pandemic are working in many countries around the world. The Russian Orthodox Church opened 96 help lines in Russia and other countries.

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