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CBCP: OFWs in London included in prayers for safety



The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (CBCP-ECMI) assured overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in London, United Kingdom that they are always praying for them.

With this, CBCP - Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (ECMI) Chairman Bishop Ruperto Santos asked them to pray in the midst of another terror attack in the British capital.

“Always pray and we in CBCP ECMI remember them in our Holy Masses, he said in an interview.

He also urged Filipinos to be doubly cautious of their surrounding since one would not know when insurgents are going to attack.

“And we advise our OFWs to be more alert and vigilant in this uncertain times. Be more law-abiding migrants and always cooperate with authorities about questionable packages, gatherings and personalities,” the Balanga bishop said.

Despite unfortunate incidents, Santos opined that the UK is still safe for OFWs as shown by the host country’s effort to counter such attacks.

“Yes, we still believe that UK is still safe and conducive place for our OFWs. We trust the necessary and preventive measures which UK take to deter future senseless attacks,” he said.

Santos added, “We appreciate their resiliency and grateful for their unwavering support to our OFWs.”

On Saturday night, local time, three assailants in a white van rammed pedestrians across the London Bridge before going on a rampage, attacking a nightspot killing seven people and injuring several others.

Last May 22, over 20 people were killed while hundreds were injured in a suicide bombing that rocked the concert of American singer Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena.

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