Cebu, Philippines, Jul 10, 2018 / 17:29 pm
A gunman was fatally shot by police after he forced his way into the residence of Archbishop Jose Palma of Cebu on Tuesday morning and sought to speak to the absent bishop.
"We enjoin everyone to pray for the soul of the deceased even as we ask the public to refrain from forming any speculations relating to this incident pending investigation by the police," Fr. Joseph Tan, a spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Cebu, said July 10.
"Let us make use of this incident as an occasion to pray for peace and conversion of hearts," he added.
The archbishop had been out of town in Manila for a plenary assembly of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines and was traveling for a bishop's ordination.