MANILA, June 18, 2016— A special prayer will be said during Masses in the Manila archdiocese for government officials before the country changes its leadership.
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila has issued an “oratio imperata” for government officials and will be recited nine days before the assumption into office of the country’s newly elected leaders.
Fr. Reginald Malicdem, chancellor of the Manila archdiocese, the call to prayer is also in accordance to the proposal of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.
In a circular to the archdiocese’s priests, chaplains, superiors of religious communities and Catholic schools, he said the oratio imperata “is to be prayed at the prayer of the faithful of all masses” from June 21 to 29.
The mandatory prayer is available in English and Filipino languages. (CBCPNews)