Caloocan Bishop Emeritus Deogracias Yñigues and Novaliches Bishop Emeritus Antonio Tobias will lead a mass at the Shrine of Mary, Queen of Peace in EDSA today, September 21, at 12:15 p.m. to commemorate the 51st anniversary of martial law.
“We remember in our prayers the victims of martial law. We also pray that this darkest period in our history may never be repeated!,” a mass in invitation stated.
The mass will be a collective prayer in hopes of the martial law will not happen again in the country, according to a Radio Veritas report.
Martial law lasted for 14 years, ending through the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution. Some of the leaders of the military-backed uprising were priests and nuns.