Please pray for this predominantly Catholic nation, who is in the center of a potential global conflict right now which might even potentially incite a third world war.
Currently, China is intruding the Philippines sovereingty in the South China Sea (in the Spratley Islands) and is bullying it through military and other coercive means. In essence, this is about control of oil resources and shipping lanes. The Philippines in turn, has turned to the United States, its foremost ally for help and this is really “pissing China off”. Recently, the United States and Philippines have conducted military excercises in that region and this has really escalated the tension further…
Filipinos are a peaceful and friendly people and have no intention of going to war… nor does that country even have the means to fight one.
Please pray that this won’t start a third world war, and that negotiations between those countries involved in the South China Sea sovereingty issue could be done fairly, diplomatically and peacefully, not militarily. The world (especially, the USA) does not need another conflict like Iraq.
Our Lady of La Naval de Manila… pray for us.
Our lady of manaoag, pray for us