- Mar 27, 2020
Christians and Muslims prayed in the ruins of a church and a mosque in the southern Philippine city of Marawi, which was devastated by a five-month siege in 2017.
Celebrating the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Manila Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle washed the feet of a priest who had been held captive for months and the parents of a slain Filipino migrant worker.
A Filipino Catholic priest taken hostage last year by Islamic State group-linked militants recounted Friday how military airstrikes helped crush an extremist siege, but said a Muslim autonomy deal is crucial in preventing new bloodshed.
For the first time since May 23, 2017, Bishop Edwin de la Peña on Thursday prayed inside his cathedral in Marawi City, located in the southern Philippines.
A massive crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics joined a raucous procession of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ under extra-tight security Tuesday after the Philippines came under a disastrous terrorist attack last year.
Archbishop Antonio Ledesma of Cagayan de Oro on Monday said “there is no need for martial law” in the Philippines.