20 Killed & Dozens Injured In Twin Blast Targeting Catholic Cathedral

20 Killed & Dozens Injured In Twin Blast Targeting Catholic Cathedral

At least 20 people have been killed and dozens more injured after two bombs exploded during Sunday Mass near a Roman Catholic cathedral in the Philippines island of Mindanao.

The first blast that took place outside Jolo cathedral was followed by a second explosion just after emergency services arrived at the scene to treat the wounded, security officials told AP. At least 20 people were killed and more than 70 others wounded in dual explosions, security officials said. According to unofficial reports, casualties included both troops and civilians.


While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, the Philippines armed forces have long been fighting Abu Sayyaf terrorists on the island of Mindanao. The Sunday morning explosions seem to resemble tactics previously used by the Islamic State-linked (IS, formerly ISIS) militant group to inflict mass casualties.


Fearing further attacks on a turbulent island, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana directed troops to secure “all places of worships and public places.”


The country’s officials pledged to “crush” those responsible for the bombings. “The Armed Forces of the Philippines will rise to the challenge and crush these godless criminals,” Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman, Salvador Panelo, said, according to local media.



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    EMPD · 5 months ago
    The church lost its moral authority after Vatican II, as planned. The enemy has taken over the places and accoutrements of authority. They are all the False Prophet. Rome has become the Seat of the Anti-Christ.

    Catholics who understand the situation are sede vacantists because the popes since Vatican II have preached heresy. The current pretender to the Throne of Peter was never validly ordained. His inane mutterings are apostasy. He and his heretical predecessors must be ignored by those who seek salvation.

    The sede vacantists are Catholics who maintain the traditional doctrine, dogma, sacraments and rites.
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    TheTruthBurns · 5 months ago
    Realizing that Pope Demon is probably a secretly converted Muslim, Closet Homosexual & Defender of Child Rape - Why the Surprise?
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    D. Brown · 5 months ago
    People ask why Pope Francis didn't offer a comment of condemnation. Accordingly, people ask why Cardinal Dolan in New York City didn't offer a comment about Governers Coumo's new abortion Law allowing the baby to be killed one minute prior to birth. Silence. People wonder why. The Pope is a criminal pedophile LGBQ supporting nutcase, to put it mildly and the Cardinal in NY is fully compromised. Bodes ill for the catholic church.
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      Ian · 5 months ago
      I agree to all three replies above. Destroy the institutions, the churches, pride in and of service to country. Instill in people no hope no faith just hedonism, materialism.
      Then mold the servile masses into The New World Order, but always keeping control with armies who will not hesitate to kill 'others'.

      (but, but, but...are there 'No Accidents in the Universe?"... Yes child. Go back to sleep now..)