It has been six years since Typhoon Yolanda devastated many parts of the country, particularly the province of Leyte.
The onslaught of the mighty typhoon brings back pain and heartbreak, but GMA News’s Love Añover is making their trips to the city of Palo a pilgrimage of gratitude.
It is worth remembering that Añover was one of the reporters covering the effects of the typhoon in Leyte when she sought refuge in the Palo Metropolitan Cathedral.
Earlier this month, she visited the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, which has been under renovation since the 2013 typhoon.
On her most recent visit, she said: “It is a tradition of mine that whenever I come home to visit my parents, I visit the cathedral and thank you for the protection she gave us during Typhoon Yolanda. Walang hanggang pasasalamat. “
According to the Palo Cathedral website, Pope Francis sent his then Apostolic Nuncio Guiseppe Pinto into the country at Christmas 2013 to preside over mass in the roofless cathedral.
“After repairs and renovations to the church, Pope Francis himself visited the cathedral on January 17, 2015 and blessed the grave where the victims of Typhoon Yolanda were buried. In the same year, 2015, Palo Cathedral was declared one. ” the pilgrimage churches of the Archdiocese of Archbishop John F. Du. ” – BAP, GMA news