#ShortNews: Philippine bishops condemn Jolo cathedral bombings

Catholic bishops condemned the twin explosions that rocked a cathedral in a southern Philippine city on Sunday which claimed several lives. A bomb exploded inside the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral in Jolo, Sulo at about 8:30 AM as worshippers were gathered for mass. Few seconds later, another explosion hit the parking lot of the cathedral.

Two bombs minutes apart tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding 111 others during a Sunday Mass, officials said.

As the region begins a new phase in the peace process, the bishops asked the Christians to “join hands with all peace-loving Muslim and indigenous people communities in the advocacy against violent extremism”.

“May all our religions of peace guide us in our quest for a brighter future for the peoples of Mindanao,” they said.

Read full article; http://cbcpnews.net/cbcpnews/111079-2/

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