May I request prayers and sacrifices from all priests, religious and lay parishioners of the Diocese of Pasig for priests persecuted. As you may already know, Fr. Richmond Nilo of the Diocese of Cabanatuan, also an alumnus of San Carlos Seminary Makati City was shot and killed yesterday while celebrating mass in one of the chapels in Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija. He is one of the four priests victimized by those riding in tandem and the third priest killed on this Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons. We pray for peace and justice in our land. We extend our condolences to Bp. Sofronio Bancud, the clergy, religious and lay faithful of Cabanatuan. Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami. Eternal rest grant unto Fr. Nilo. May he Rest In Peace.
+Most Rev. Mylo Hubert C. Vergara, DD
Bishop of Pasig
TEXT MESSAGE OF BP. SOFRONIO BANCUD LATE LAST NIGHT….”Yes, it is a very sad and shocking news that I have received after my mass with the youth at the concluding liturgy of the DYD 2018. One of my priests Fr. Richmond Nilo, Parish Priest of Zaragosa was gunned down and died on the spot early this evening inside the Barangay chapel of Mayamot just as he was about to celebrate the mass. Let us pray for him as well as for the perpetrators of violence and discord.”