As the country celebrated National Heroes’ Day, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines honors the country’s medical frontliners as heroes who continuously sacrifice themselves for the sake of others.
In an interview with Radio Veritas, Archbishop Romulo Valles, CBCP President and Archbishop of Davao, emphasized that we should constantly thank the Lord for the gift of voluntarism among individuals helping in the fight against the virus.
“Today, we do not only look at and remember heroic lives of Filipinos in the past, but we can also look at heroic lives of Filipinos selflessly sacrificing their lives caring for our people during these extremely difficult times. To them, our deep appreciation and gratitude; and because of them we continue thanking our Lord,” said Archbishop Valles.
Catholic Church continues to pray for the medical and service frontliners who give themselves to serving the country and its people, most especially those who work in different hospitals during this time wherein the number of positive cases continues to increase because of the delta variant.
The CBCP President acknowledged as well the other heroes during this time of the pandemic, those who give hope, comfort and encouragement to those who are in need especially the most vulnerable.
“As our country celebrates National Heroes’ Day, we turn in sincere thanksgiving to the Lord, for giving us these men and women who offered their lives in most extraordinary ways for the Filipino nation in the many stages of our history. Their lives show that the Filipino heart is capable of truly heroic sacrifice,” he added.
The Catholic Church is continuously offering prayers to those who are risking their lives for the country and for those heroes of the Church and the religious for giving their lives for their faith. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)