Archdiocese of Manila releases prayer for victims of the bombing in Jolo





The Archdiocese of Manila through its Chancery office has released a prayer for the victims of the bombing in Jolo Cathedral on January 31, 2019.

In a circular letter addressed to all the priests, chaplains and religious, Rev. Fr. Reginald Malicdem, Chancellor, asked them to include the victims and their families in prayer.

“As an expression of our solidarity to the victims of the Jolo Cathedral bombing last Sunday, January 27, to those who are injured and those who died, their families, and the community of Jolo, may we ask that this intention be included in the Prayer of the faithful of our Masses, especially on Sunday, February 3, 2019,” Fr. Malicdem said.

On January 27, 2019, at 8:30 a.m., a bomb exploded inside the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral. After a few minutes, another bomb exploded at the parking lot of the cathedral.

The Archdiocese of Manila issued a statement saying: “The bombing in the Cathedral of Jolo and in the parking area is senseless because it is inhuman”.

In solidarity with the victims and their families, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle assured them of prayers and assistance with their needs.

“We in the Archdiocese of Manila unite ourselves with the civilians and military personnel who died. You are in our prayer. Be assured that you will be given divine justice. We are one with the families of the dead and the wounded and the community of Jolo. You have a family in us. We are ready to assist you in your needs,” Cardinal Tagle said.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) was on a plenary assembly in Manila when they received the news from Fr. Romeo S. Saniel, OMI, Apostolic Administrator of Jolo. They also issued a statement condemning the explosion as “an act of terrorism”. (Jheng Prado / RCAM-AOC)

 


 

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