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‘Nobody wants a war,’ leading Philippine prelate says amid tension with China

July 10, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, asked for prayers for peace amid growing tensions with China over the South China Sea.

“We are not political leaders, we are spiritual and moral leaders, and we know that our compatriots, people in the country are getting tense,” Bishop David said at a press conference, during which he recalled the trauma suffered by Filipinos during World War II. “Nobody wants a war.”

“We really have to not just work for peace, but to pray for peace,” he added, as he announced that the bishops would publish a prayer for peace for mandatory use at Mass.

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