Grieving with the families of the fallen valiant SAF
Praying Mercy And Compassion
Bring Justice and Peace
Statement of Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo, OMI, Archbishop of Cotabato
Here in Rome I grieve most deeply with the families of the valiant SAF, fallen in battle for the cause of justice.
The circumstances and causes of this horrendous tragedy are still to be clearly unravelled.
The demand of justice is for impartial investigation into how such police operation could result into unimaginable tragedy.
The demand of wisdom is for us to hold back the natural response of revenge and desire to break off the peace process.
May our God of love welcome our gallant policemen to our heavenly home, strengthen and comfort their families.
And may the same God of mercy and compassion bring justice and peace to our broken Mindanao that profoundly hopes and prays for lasting peace.