Singapore, Aug 22, 2017 / 10:18 am
Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the US military archdiocese offered prayers Monday after a US Navy destroyer collided with a tanker off the coast of Singapore, resulting in five injured and 10 missing US sailors.
Remains of some of the missing sailors were found in sealed crew compartments by divers the following day. It was the second crash involving a US Navy ship in as many months, and the fourth in a year.
"Once again the shepherds and faithful of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, raise our voices in prayer for the deceased, injured, and remaining members of the crew of the USS John S. McCain, which collided with another ship last night," Archbishop Broglio said Aug. 21. "We pray for the repose of their souls and for the families who mourn such a tragic loss."
"Mindful of those who defend the nation in troubled times and in danger, we renew our prayers for a just and lasting peace in the world," he concluded.