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Pope Francis extends prayer to families of MSU-Marawi City bombing victims
Pope Francis extends prayer to families of MSU-Marawi City bombing victims
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Pope Francis extends prayer to families of MSU-Marawi City bombing victims
by Daylight Abas04 December 2023
Photo courtesy: REUTERS

After the fatal bombing that happened in Mindanao State University’s (MSU) gymnasium in Marawi City on Sunday morning, Dec. 3, which led to four deaths, Pope Francis offered and extended prayers for the bereaved family and appealed to everyone to overcome every evil with good.

Based on Vatican News's article published on its officail website, Pope Francis relayed his message via Telegram to Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña Y Ango.

"In a telegram addressed to Bishop Edwin de la Peña Y Angot, Pope Francis added that he was "Deeply saddened to be informed of the injuries and loss of life caused by the bombing"," the article reads.

"The message, signed by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, continues by noting that "His Holiness Pope Francis asks you to convey his spiritual closeness to all affected by this tragedy"," it added.

On his social media platform “X,” the Pope sent his prayers for the victims, saying that he is spiritually close to the families and the people of Mindanao.

At around 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, an explosion happened at MSU's Dimaporo Gymnasium, injuring 50 attendees, including students and faculty members, who attended the worship service.

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