In a Philippines city shattered by typhoon, Sunday services provide comfort for some

  • by: TODD PITMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 16, 2013 - 9:40 PM

TACLOBAN, Philippines — Hours after the storm hit the Philippines, the Rev. Amadero Alvero was on the streets, sprinkling holy water over the dead and praying for them. By late afternoon, the 44-year-priest had blessed about 50 corpses in the remains of this shattered city.

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