The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines appealed for prayers to the immediate recovery of His Holiness Pope Francis.
Archbishop Romulo Valles, President of CBCP, stated in his message that to the lay faithful, clergy and religious to pray fervently for the recovery of the Pope.
“On behalf of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, I enjoin everyone to pray to the Lord and beg for our Blessed Mother’s intercession for the speedy recovery of Pope Francis,” he said.
“We remember his beautiful and very inspiring Apostolic Visit to our country in 2015. We continue to feel his love for the Filipino people. In this particular time, let us show our love and affection for him,” he added.
According to the written statement of the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, the Holy Father responded well to the surgery done.
The Holy Father has undergone a scheduled operation for colon diverticulitis on July 4, 2021. (Hazel Boquiren/RCAM-AOC)