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Prelate asks the faithful to pray for US, NoKor amid rising tensions between the two

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By Leslie Ann Aquino 

A Catholic prelate has asked the faithful to pray for the leaders of North Korea and the United States amid rising tensions between the two.

Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos particularly asked the faithful to pray that the two would have a “change of heart” and that they would give peace a chance.

A man watches a television screen showing President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.  (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon / MANILA BULLETIN)

A man watches a television screen showing President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.
(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon / MANILA BULLETIN)

“We pray for change of heart that both will work for better, peaceful and harmonious world,” he said in an interview.

“Let us pray that both give peace a chance,” added Santos.

It is also the hope of the head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People that the leaders would not resort to war as this would only bring misery and sorrow to many.

“War is always death and destruction,” Santos said.

He added: “No one wins in war. It always brings misery and never ending sorrow.”

The ECMI chairman also stressed that conflict could be settled by “diplomacy and dialogue.”

Earlier, North Korea threatened to shoot four missiles near the US territory of Guam after it was threatened by US President Donald Trump with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” should it attempt to attack them.

There are some 40,000 Filipinos who live in Guam.

Read more: Trump warns North Korea of ‘fire and fury’

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    Donald Trum is becoming a laughing stack of the international communities making serious threats on empty words of tantrumming child. How many times NKorea threatens US and SKorea everytime they have a war game? Twenty or thirty times but none of the threats were realized. When a person talks seriously on child tantrums and empty rhetorics such action will haunt him as childish. I will find Trump nuclear threat should it applies to China or Russia, it is worth listening and watching.