Diocese of Kalibo, Aklan Bishop Jose Corazon Tala-oc has called on the faithful to pray for the recovery of the priests in the diocese who are currently afflicted with the coronavirus.
“I earnestly appeal to all of you to pray hard for our beloved priests who are presently experiencing difficult health conditions,” Bishop Tala-oc said in his pastoral letter.
The Church leader likewise prayed for the families of those suffering from the viral disease as well as for the recovery of all coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients.
Records of the Aklan local government showed the province has 163 active cases. More than 2,000 have recovered while 103 succumbed to COVID-19.
Bishop Tala-oc reminded the faithful to strictly follow the health protocol to help prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. He also expressed gratitude to all those who had been helping in the recovery of those who are sick.
“I also thank you for your financial assistance to our sick priests. May the Lord continue to grant you many good things to be shared to those who are most in need,” said Bishop Tala-oc.
A suffragan of the Archdiocese of Capiz, the Diocese of Kalibo has more than 70 priests in 24 parishes who attend to the spiritual needs of more than 500,000 Roman Catholics.