Cardinal Advincula asks faithful to join in praying for peace in Afganistan

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula offers a prayer for peace and safety of the people in Afghanistan as the Taliban, an extremist Islamic movement took over Kabul, the country’s capital.

“Katulad ng panawagan ni Pope Francis, nakiki-isa ang buong Archdiocese of Manila sa panalangin para sa mga kapatid natin sa Afghanistan, lalong-lalo na sa mga kapatid nating mga Kristiyano,” Cardinal Advincula told Radio Veritas.

“Nawa ay isasantabi ang dahas at karahasan bagkus ay maging bukas ang pag-iisip ng lahat ng panig at magkaroon ng dialogue na siyang tanging daan ng pagkakaisa at kapayapaan,” the Cardinal added.

Like the Holy Father Pope Francis’ hope, the Cardinal also prayed that dialogue would take place between the two groups to prevent the worsening of the situation and come to a common agreement.

The war in Afghanistan erupted after its President Ashraf Ghani fled the country on Sunday, and hours later, the Taliban leaders occupied Kabul and entered the Afghan Presidential Palace last August 15, 2021.

In history, the war in Afghanistan began when the Taliban refused to hand over Osama Bin Laden, leader of Al Qaeda, the group that claimed the September 11, 2001 attack in the US. It was in Afghanistan that Bin Laden took refuge. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

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