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Christians and Muslims pray amid Marawi’s ruins

MARAWI (UCAN): Led by Father Teresito Soganub, the parish priest of St. Mary’s Cathedral, in the devastated city of Marawi in Mindanao, a group Christians and Muslims held an interfaith prayer service in the ruins of the church and a mosque on July 27.
 
Marawi which was devastated by a five-month siege in 2017 during which Father Soganub was kidnapped and held hostage by terrorist gunmen. The conflict left a trail of death, destruction, and displaced thousands of people.
 

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Mosque attack in South Africa condemned

CAPE TOWN (CNS): South Africa’s bishops condemned an attack on a mosque in Verulam, around 32 kilometres north of Durban, in which a man was killed and another two injured.
 
A mechanic, Abbas Mohamedelo Essop, died after his throat was cut in the May 10 attack on the mosque in which thee men armed with guns and knives set the mosque alight.
 

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