Manila, Philippines, Jan 11, 2010 / 22:12 pm
Police in the Philippines are investigating a grenade attack on Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cathedral in Jolo, early on Sunday.
An unidentified person threw a grenade at the tombs of the late bishops Francis Joseph McSorley and Benjamin De Jesus. Fr. Jose Ante, OMI, told Church authorities in Manila that the attack came before Mass early Sunday at the cathedral.
In a text message to Church authorities, Fr. Ante reported that nobody was injured but the glass windows were shattered by the blast. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the incident.
“God is still protecting us,” the priest said, according to the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).