Protesta sa EJK: Church calls on public to join ‘healing’ march on EDSA on Nov. 5

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The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) will not be deterred in protesting the brutal campaign of the administration against illegal drugs.

The CBCP announced Thursday its plan to organize a march along the historic EDSA on November 5 to protest the extrajudicial killings happening in the country.

The group said a mass will be held first at EDSA Shrine which will be followed by a walk along EDSA for a candle-lighting ceremony that will be held at the People Power Monument.

“We believe that our national healing, which only Lord can grant, will come to us through the hands of His mother,” said CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas referring to the image of Our Lady of Fatima, which they plan to bring during the march.

It is same image brought by devotees during the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution that ousted the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos.

Villegas said the march is open to everyone even politicians.

CBCP said the march will be the start of a month-long period of church activities for the “healing of nation” amid numerous killings in the drug war.

“Within this 33-day period, we are requested to pray the rosary and receive Holy Communion, if possible every day, for the healing of our bleeding nation and for the peace of the souls of all those killed,” said Villegas.