CBCP issues ‘Oratio Imperata vs. El Niño


The oratio imperata issued by Cardina Tagle reads as:

“God our loving Father, Maker of all Creation, look kindly on us Your Children in this Earth that You have given us as our home, as we plead You to shorten the life of El Niño now threatening our country with prolonged drought, extreme weather, and low water supply.

“O merciful God forgive us our ecological sins that have contributed to this adverse phenomenon; Forgive our indifference to the groans and suffering of Mother Earth; Forgive us our wastefulness, our disregard for the value of the gifts of creation You have given us.

“We promise to repent for our sins by following the Gospel of Creation, and by caring for and being mindful of your Creation in all that we do.

“Give us the strength and wisdom to be good stewards of your creation
and to protect the environment from abuse and exploitation.

“At this time of impending crisis move us, dear Lord, to share more, serve more and love more.

“Loving God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, you entrusted the Filipino people to the special care of Mary our Mother, listen to the prayers, we bring up to you through her, and grant us our petitions  through our Lord Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God for ever and ever. Amen.”