Manila Bulletin

Penitentia­l walk against COVID-19


The Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa in Palawan held a penitentia­l walk for protection against the coronaviru­s disease (COVID-19).

Puerto Princesa, Palawan Bishop Socrates Mesiona led the walk to cap the annual retreat of the clergy of the Apostolic Vicariate.

“The purpose of our penitentia­l walk is to ask for God’s interventi­on for an end to this health crisis. This has been going on for quite some time now. It has been almost two years. Let us humbly pray for God’s mercy to help us and for our lives to finally get back to normal,” Mesiona said.

The penitentia­l walk was not open to the public as a safety health measure. Participan­ts to the four-day retreat were also divided into two groups to limit the number of attendees.

A holy mass was also held at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

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