Woman killed after papal Mass in Tacloban
MANILA, Philippines—A 27-year-old woman working as a volunteer for the Pope’s Mass was killed as strong winds sent steel scaffolding crashing on to her, a spokesperson for the local church said.
Fr. Amadeo Alvero, social communications director of the Palo archdiocese, said Kristel Mae Padasa, a volunteer from the Catholic Relief Service, died from serious head injuries.
Alvero, who blessed the body, said the archdiocese would help Padasa’s family.
“We are deeply saddened that this happened. We will pray for her,” Alvero said.