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Message of His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle at he tragic death of the PNP-SAF in Maguindanao

Note: This message was released by His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, this morning, Jan. 30, 2015. Also yesterday he directed that Masses for the Dead be offered today (January 30, 2015) in all parish churches, shrines and chapels of religious communities for the eternal repose of "our heroes."

The Archdiocese of Manila shares in the grief and pain of the whole nation at the tragic death of our brothers of the PNP-SAF in Maguindanao. We express our deep solidarity especially to their families and friends and all who belong to the wider family of the Philippine National Police. We join you in the search for justice as we assure you of our prayers. Let us pray also for a change of heart in those who committed this inhuman act. As a people let us work for justice, truth, freedom & love so that true peace may reign. Let not precious lives be wasted again! May The Lord grant us mercy and peace!

+Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle
Archbishop of Manila