Philippines: Bishop Urges Prayers for Batanes After Deadly Quakes

Posted July 27, 2019 5:48 pm by ZENIT Staff

Philippines: Bishop Urges Prayers for Batanes After Deadly Quakes

A Catholic bishop has asked everyone to join him in prayer for the suffering victims of the twin earthquakes that struck the islands in the northern Philippines on Saturday, July 27, 2019, reported CBCP News.
Bishop Danilo Ulep of Batanes sent his prayers and condolences to the people of the prelature after eight people were killed and hundreds evacuated in the aftermath of the tremor.
All casualties were due to damaged houses in Itbayat island, dozens of others were injured, properties were damaged, including the historic Itbayat Church.
The prelate, who is based in the island of Basco, said they are closely monitoring

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