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At least 8 killed in Philippines cathedral bombing

July 06, 2009

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At least 8 people were killed (by the latest count), and 30 injured, by a bomb that exploded during Sunday Mass at the Immaculate Conception cathedral in Cotabato City. Archbishop Orlando Quevedo-- who was just finishing his homily when the blast occurred- remarked: "This is not just a crime; it is a sacrilege." At his midday public audience Pope Benedict XVI referred to the bombing as an "ignoble act," promising to pray for the victims.

Police in the Philippines believe that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front is responsible for the attack.


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