Romeo Saniel, the administrator of the Apostolic Vicariate
of Jolo, said all the religious people here had been provided with security.
We also express our sympathies with those who were wounded and extend our solidarity with the rest of the churchgoers inside the cathedral and the rest of the church community in the Apostolic Vicariate
of Jolo,' Archbishop Romulo Valles, the CBCP president, said in a statement.
VATICAN CITY * The bishop who leads the apostolic vicariate
that includes Yemen said he has "strong indications" that Salesian Fr.
Vicar Apostolic of Arabia, Bishop Paul Hinder, and Vicar Apostolic of Kuwait, Bishop Camillo Ballin, are on a visit organised by the Sacred Heart Church to mark the realignment of Bahrain from the Arabian Apostolic Vicariate
to the Kuwaiti Apostolic Vicariate
from June 1.
At the time of his appointment, he was serving as administrator of the Apostolic Vicariate
of San Jose in Occidental Mindoro.
There are around a million members of the Apostolic Vicariate
of Southern Arabia, which includes the Catholic Church in the UAE, Oman and Yemen.
Even the Catholic Church early on recognized the immensity of the province by dividing what was then a single apostolic vicariate
into two, one for the north and another for Puerto Princesa and for southern towns.
Enrique Figaredo, head of the apostolic vicariate
Muslims make up nearly four-fifths of the UAE's population, but the country is also home to nearly a million Catholics, according to the Apostolic Vicariate
of Southern Arabia.
Nestor Adalia, vicar general of the Apostolic Vicariate
of Calapan on Monday appealed to the faithful to offer prayers for the prelate.
He served as pastor of the parish in Isiolo from 1963 until 1995 when he was named the bishop of the newly erected Isiolo apostolic vicariate