Grenade explodes at Philippine cathedral
Catholic World News - October 27, 2009
A grenade has exploded at the cathedral of the Vicariate Apostolic of Jolo in the southern Philippines. No one was injured in the blast, and no one has claimed responsibility, though the Islamic terrorist group Abu Sayyaf is suspected.
While 81% of the nation’s 87 million people are Catholic, the Jolo area is heavily Muslim: fewer than 3% of the area’s 1 million residents are Catholic. Jolo's previous ordinary, Bishop Benjamin D. de Jesus, was slain in front of the cathedral in 1997.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our January expenses ($9,507 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!