Bishop mourns death of 2 OFWs in Abu Dhabi restaurant blast

Bishop mourns death of 2 OFWs in Abu Dhabi restaurant blast

By CBCP News

September 3, 2020

Manila, Philippines

Bishop Ruperto Santos of Balanga has expressed condolences following the deadly gas explosion in Abu Dhabi that killed two Filipinos.

The bishop, who is the vice chairman of the Episcopal Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, assured of his prayers for the victims and their families.

“We are praying for the strength of their families to hold on to God and rise up from this tragic event,” he said.

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday confirmed that two Filipinos were killed in the gas explosion at a restaurant in the United Arab Emirates capital city on Aug. 31.

The Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi is also coordinating with local officials to get information on eight other Filipinos who were hurt in the incident.

Santos said the incident only showed the “difficulties and dangers” the Filipino workers abroad are into.

“So, the more we have to pray for them, appreciate their sacrifices and services, to protect themselves,” he added.

The bishop also expressed his thanks to the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi for helping and assisting the victims and their families.

“Let us always pray for our overseas Filipino workers and always do what is best for them,” he said.

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