Philippines cathedral bombed, at least 20 dead; gov’t vows to ‘crush’ ‘godless criminals’

By The Christian Post

The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral, also known as the Jolo Cathedral, in the Mindanao region of the Philippines, following a terrorist attack on Jan. 27, 2019. | Twitter/VaticanNews

A Roman Catholic cathedral in the Philippines was bombed on Sunday, resulting in approximately 100 injuries and about 20 dead. The government has vowed to bring the guilty party to justice.

Two explosive devices went off at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral, also known as the Jolo Cathedral, in the Mindanao region. The international Islamic terrorist group ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.

Philippines spokesman Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo explained in a statement that the first bomb went off in the cathedral, with a second going off nearby as soldiers came to help, as reported by CNN.

Source:The Christian Post