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Filipino community comes together for answers

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A special mass was held at the Catholic Cathedral of Christ the King in Buckhead on Friday. It was held to bring members of the Filipino community in metro Atlanta together to pray and get answers in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan.

Rev. Francis McNamee said his church was asked to hold the service.

Also in attendance was the Philippine Honorary Consul General Ray Donato. He was there to provide any answers he could. Donato said the two questions he was getting were how to contact loved ones and how to help.

Mark Mancao lived in the Philippines for more than 21 years. He said he's experienced typhoons and the devastation is overwhelming. He and his wife have upwards of 30 family members in the Philippines. Fortunately, he said they are all OK. His family came to the service to pray for those whose families are not all right.

Atlanta's archbishop has asked the parishes in the archdiocese to hold a second collection this weekend for the victims of the typhoon.

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