A most heinous desecration of a sacred place

A most heinous desecration of a sacred place

As former religious leaders of Jolo we totally condemn the criminal bombing of the Jolo Cathedral. It is the most heinous desecration of a sacred place, on a sacred day, and at a sacred moment of worship. It is truly a satanic act that all sacred religions must condemn. This is the action of evil people with utter disregard for the sacredness of human life and of human dignity.

We entrust the innocent victims to the Lord’s compassion and pray for their grieving families. We strongly appeal to our security and military forces to flush out the perpetrators of this barbaric crime and bring them to justice. May the One God of all preserve us from evil and lead us to the way of peace.

 

Archbishop-Elect Angelito R. Lampon, OMI
Bishop Emeritus of Jolo

Orlando B. Cardinal Quevedo, OMI
Former Parish Priest of Jolo