CBCP condemns Manchester concert attack

By on May 25, 2017


An official of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (CBCP-ECMI) condemned the terror attack at a concert in Manchester, England (Photo: CBCP-ECMI/Facebook)
An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (CBCP-ECMI) condemned the terror attack at a concert in Manchester, England (Photo: CBCP-ECMI/Facebook)

MANILA—An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (CBCP-ECMI) condemned the terror attack at a concert in Manchester, England

CBCP – Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (ECMI) Chairman Bishop Ruperto Santos said the incident in an attack to peace and humanity.

“Nothing and no one can justify that senseless and evil killing. It is attack to peace and humanity. False ideology results to death and destruction,” he said.

Santos added, “This is to be avoided and condemned by all.”

With this, the Balanga Bishop asked the faithful to offer prayers for those who perished and also to those who survived.

“May God grant eternal rest and rebuild their lives,” Santos said.

Likewise, he asked for prayers for the change of heart of those who perpetrated the attack.

“Let us pray for peace and goodwill among people. We beg God for change of heart and conversion of those propagating hatred,” added the CBCP-ECMI head.

On Tuesday, a blast rocked the concert of American singer Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena, killing at least 22 people and injuring 59 others.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.