Catholic World Mission will join Vatican Representative to the United Nations to Support Vulnerable Communities in the Philippines


Deacon Rick Medina

Deacon Rick Medina, executive director of Catholic World Mission, will join Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Representative and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations on a working site visit to Maribojoc, Bohol on February 10.

The Bohol Restoration Group is coordinating the visit to the communities in the Philippines hit by the record-breaking disasters of 2013.


Before and After 2013 Bohol Earthquake

“We are honored to have these two important leaders in the Catholic community provide their time in joining our efforts on the ground,” Jose L. Cuisia, Jr, Philippine Ambassador to the United States, and Honorary Chair of The Bohol Restoration Group, said. “Their respectable influence lends a tremendous opportunity in bringing awareness and needed support for our people.”

Archbishop Auza and Rev. Mr. Medina, both of Filipino heritage, will be visiting the devastated community of Maribojoc, Bohol in the Philippines. In 2013, Maribojoc suffered a 10.0 tremor that resulted in the total collapse of important heritage structures and further impoverished community life.

Catholic World Mission is an apostolate of Regnum Christ, founded by the Legionaries of Christ.