MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Catholic Church has urged Filipinos to turn to daily prayer for the country’s healing from the Covid-19 pandemic.
As of this writing, the country has seen well over 100,000 confirmed Covid cases and more than 2,000 deaths. It is also now in its 5th month of lockdowns.
Catholic bishops are asking the Catholic Faithful to pray 10 Hail Mary’s at noon every day starting August 15 to ask that the Philippines be healed from the scourge brought about by the coronavirus.
In addition, the bishops also asked Filipinios to pray 10 Our Tatay’s (Our Father) for an end to all community quarantines and lockdowns across the country. It was in reference to Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte who is fondly called ‘Tatay Digong’ by many.
The power of prayer.
’Our father, who art in Malacañang…’