Worshippers in Tacloban
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Typhoon Haiyan: the role religion plays for survivors

9 December 2013 Last updated at 04:31 GMT

Christmas preparations are under way across the Philippines, where the majority of the population are Catholic.

But for the residents of Tacloban, one of the areas worst hit by Typhoon Haiyan, there will be little to celebrate this year.

Rico Hizon reports.