By Christina Hermoso
The John Paul II Foundation in Rome, Italy has offered prayers and a holy mass for the safety of residents affected by the Taal Volcano eruption.
Fr. Krzystof Wieliczko, executive director of the institution, led the Eucharistic celebration at the Vatican for the calamity victims.
“On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, Rev. Fr. Krzystof Wieliczko, shall offer a Mass before the tomb of Saint John Paul II in the Vatican to earnestly seek the intercession of this Saint for the Philippines and make the country safe. Invoking the special protection of our Lord, Jesus Christ, Fr. Krzystof’s prayer is directed at volcanoes to stop from further eruptions and spare the Filipino people from danger and harm,” the foundation said.
The institution also prayed for the intercession of St. John Paul II during a volcanic eruption in Armero, Colombia in 1985 that killed more than 20,000 people.
Fr. Krzystof assured the Filipinos of their prayers, particularly during these trying times. Atty.
Marwil Llasos, chairman of John Paul II Foundation-Philippines expressed solidarity with the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption particularly the residents of Batangas and nearby provinces.