BALANGA City: The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ Episcopal Committee for Migrants and Itinerant People (CBCP-ECMI) commemorates the 10th World Day of Remembrance for Road Victims on Sunday.
“This day is solely dedicated to remembering the many millions killed or injured in road crashes and their families and communities,” Bataan Bishop and CBCP-ECMI chair Ruperto Santos said.
The prelate said the occasion is also the time to pay tribute to emergency crew members, police and medical professionals who deal with traumatic aftermath of road death and injury on a daily basis.
The event will be marked with proposed ritual of candle-lighting after the recitation of the Post Communion prayer during the mass.
The candles represent all whose lives have been touched and changed forever by road accidents as a way to comfort and console the road victims and their families.
The national celebration will be marked with a mass at the St. Peter Cathedral in Fairview, Quezon City and at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel at the Residencia Sacerdotal in Balanga City.
The United Nations has adopted in 2005 a resolution which calls for governments to mark the third Sunday of November each year as “World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Accidents.”