Pia Wurtzbach breaks silence, asks prayers for her family

For the first time, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach broke her silence on the issues surrounding her mother and sister as she called on everyone to pray for her family.

Wurtzbach made the appeal on Instagram Monday night.

Pia Wurtzbach (left, 2nd row, standing) poses with her sister Sarah and mom Cheryl Tyndall who are based in London. (Instagram)

Her complete post:

"I'm sure a lot of you know that my family is going through some issues at the moment and most of it is posted online. This is a very hurtful time for our family.

"My sister, especially, had a very traumatic experience and I humbly ask everyone to be kind to her. We are trying to resolve our family issues privately and I ask for your support by not trying to put the blame on anyone and stop victim shaming.

"Please be mindful on your posts and comments to Sarah, mabigat ang pinagdadaanan niya ngayon.

"Bilang anak at kapatid, napakasakit sa akin na makitang nagkakaganito ang mga taong mahal ko.

"Hiling ko na lang po sa inyo na isama nyo kami sa inyong mga dasal at sana mahanap na rin ng aming pamilya ang nararapat na healing.

"Sa panahon na ito, magpakita po tayo ng pagmamalasakit at pagmamahal sa isa't isa. Maraming salamat po."

For the past weeks, Sarah posted rants on social media on family issues ranging from financial matters to alleged sexual abuse.

On Nov. 1, Tyndall uploaded a video message on YouTube to deny the allegations of her daughter Sarah.