The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has called for the revival of the Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer for recitation after mass in all churches nationwide.
The CBCP has sent a circular to all the archdioceses and dioceses across the country to recommend the recitation of the prayer composed by Pope Leo XIII in 1896 amid the “many situation of trouble and conflict” in the country,” said a CBCP News post.
According to CBCP president and Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, “the prayer is very timely because of recent calamities and the escalating corruption in the government. Through this prayer, we invoke St. Michael to defend us and our country against the wickedness and snares of the evil one,” he said.
“Michael, which means ‘who is like God, will win over all the evil attempts to disfigure the face of mankind because God Who is stronger acts in him,” he added. (Christina I. Hermoso)