Philippines: Bishop condemns night market bomb terror

September 6, 2016


[Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Davao in the Philippines has condemned “in unequivocal terms” a bomb attack in the city’s night time market on Sept. 2 that killed 14 people – one of them a pregnant woman. Bishop Jonathan Casimina said that the island of Mindanao had “suffered long enough from the shadow of war”. He said that Friday’s blast, which targeted the many people attending roadside food and merchandise stalls in the popular Roxas Night Market, came at a time of “bated optimism on the prospects of sustainable peace.”

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