Ilagan City cathedral in Isabela ravaged by fire

The St. Ferdinand Parish Church in Ilagan City, Isabela was ravaged by fire last Monday. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) reported that the church, was undergoing initial renovations. The blaze also caused a large portion of the cathedral’s roof to collapse.

“The fire ravaged everything,” Fr. Ric-Zeus Angobang, the parish priest said in an article posted on the CBCP news website. He said the fire occurred while workers were installing steel trusses on the church’s ceiling, for the ceiling fans.

“So this happened while there’s an ongoing reinforcement of the ceiling of the parish church,” Angobang added. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the blaze. The priest appealed to parishioners for their continued prayers.

“Nobody wants this (to happen), but we can surrender to God’s mercy and rise from these ashes, and work together to rebuild it,” he said.  (With PNA)