From the Canadian Catholic Register:
‘Spiritual Marines’ head to Tacloban to bless bodies after typhoon
MANILA, Philippines – After days of watching televised scenes of dead bodies scattered around Tacloban, Order of Augustinian Recollect members organized a group of priests and a brother to bless bodies of people who died while fleeing the flood brought on by Typhoon Haiyan.
“‘Spiritual Marines’ will be in Tacloban (Nov. 14) to bless the dead, comfort the sorrowing and bring hope to people affected” by Haiyan, Recollect Brother Tagoy Jakosalem told Catholic News Service Nov. 13. He spoke by phone from Cebu where he and five priests were awaiting a ferry that would take them to western Leyte Island.
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Fr. Z kudos.