CNA Staff, Aug 26, 2020 / 15:16 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Catholics responded to twin bombings on an island in the Philippines Monday with prayers and calls for peace.
“Covid is already a terrible burden we carry daily. Spare us from yet another tragedy. God help us. Answer our prayers,” Bishop Charlie Inzon, apostolic vicar of Jolo told PressONE.ph.
Two explosions rocked Jolo, a southwestern island in the Philippines, on Monday. The first blast took place shortly before noon near the town plaza, killing both civilians and military personnel who were engaged in humanitarian outreach efforts.
A second explosion followed, near the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
The cathedral was also attacked by a suicide bomber last year, killing nearly two dozen people.