Cebu archbishop appeals for calm amid shooting incident

MANILA, July 10, 2018 – Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged the faithful to calm down amid the shooting incident which resulted in the death of a man inside the Archbishop’s Palace Tuesday morning.

In an interview, Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Dennis Villarojo said Palma also asked the public not to speculate as the authorities are now investigating the case.

“He appealed for calm, and don’t make any speculations because investigations are still on-going. Let the process take its course,” he said in an interview over Church-run Radio Veritas.

Villarojo revealed that a man, wearing a bonnet with his face covered, arrived at the gate of the palace and looking for the archbishop with no known reason.

He added that a staff of the archdiocese informed the man who was later identified as Jeffrey Cañedo, 41, of Barangay Labangon that Palma is not in Cebu.

Villarojo noted that the Palace’s employee said the man “appeared to be troubled and not in his normal self.”

At the same time, the Cebu Auxiliary bishop offered prayers to Cañedo and also blessed his body. (PNA)

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