Tagle calls for prayers after another strong quake hits Mindanao

Published October 29, 2019, 2:18 PM

by Martin Sadongdong & Antonio Colina

By Leslie Ann Aquino 

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Tuesday asked for prayers for the people in Mindanao affected by the strong earthquake.

Luis Cardenal Tagle greet by a child after a mass on the occasion of Cardenal's 60th birthday at Manila Cathedral (Ali Vicoy/Manila Bulletin)
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (ALI VICOY / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

“Nanawagan kami sa inyong lahat, una, panalangin sa Panginoon sa kaligtasan ng ating mga kapatid na naapektuhan ng lindol (We are calling on everybody to first of all pray to the Lord for the safety of those affected by the earthquake,” he told Church-run Radyo Veritas.

The cardinal also asked the faithful to help the victims.

“Kapag nanawagan ang mga Dioceses, mga parokya sa lugar na ‘yun, sana ay maging bukas palad tayo sa pagtugon (I hope we will be open to help when the dioceses, parishes in the said area call for assistance),” said Tagle.

Father Jun Balatero, rector of the Kidapawan cathedral, also echoed the call of the cardinal for prayers.

He also said that all churches will be open to accommodate evacuees.

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit Cotabato, Tuesday, killing at least two people and injuring several others.

The tremor caused damage to a number of infrastructures in Mindanao.

To recall, a strong earthquake also hit the southern Philippines earlier this month.

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