CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 9 December 2017

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Bomb blasts in Quaipo

MANILA (UCAN): A call to look out for suspicious looking packages and people went out from Bishop Broderick Pabillo after two bombs went off in the Quiapo district of the Philippine capital city on May 6.
 
The explosions occurred near a church and a mosque, killing two people and injuring six others.
 
A statement from the Islamic State says, “Five Shi’ites have been killed and six others injured by detonating an explosive device by the Islamic State fighters in central Manila.”
 
However, police downplayed the claim, saying the explosions were a result of a personal feud.
 
“These blasts are worrying, because the lives of innocent people are endangered,” the auxiliary bishop of Manila said. 

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