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Media reports said the facade of the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Conversion of St. Paul, known as the Vigan Cathedral, was damaged
The shallow but powerful quake struck the mountainous and lightly populated province of Abra on the main island of Luzon at 8:43 a.m.
“I hope that with everyone's help we can alleviate the suffering of the dear people of Afghanistan”
Officials in both countries said there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, and there was no tsunami threat from either quake
"In the midst of these trying times ... the only thing that matters, and the real treasure that we have right now, is our faith"
At least 20 people, including six children, were killed in the quake that hit just after 3:00 a.m.
The pope prayed for the people of Haiti from the window overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the end of his Sunday Angelus prayer
A series of strong earthquakes jolted a large part of the southern Philippines last year, leaving thousands homeless
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