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Cebu archbishop's residence, churches, seminary damaged by typhoon

At dawn on Friday, after the onslaught Typhoon Odette over the province of Cebu, the initial report of church officials was on the damage to infrastructure.

Msgr. Joseph Tan, Archdiocese of Cebu spokesperson, shared images of the damage to the Seminary of San Carlos building in Cebu City.

The seminarians, he added, were gathered at the dining hall as Odette battered Cebu province on Thursday evening.

Fr. Jonathan Rubin, head of the Archdiocese of Cebu’s Social Media Communications, shared photos of the status of the buildings within Archbishop's residence compound.

The roof of the residence of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma was badly damaged, he said.

Archbishop Palma, he added, was safe and unhurt.

Fr. Dennis Boltron, the parish priest of the Sto. Tomas de Villanueva Church in Danao City, showed photos of the felled trees and damaged rooftop of nearby buildings.

As of posting, church officials have yet to determine the number of churches that sustained damage due to the strong winds and heavy rains brought about by Typhoon Odette. -- BAP, GMA News