Saturday, 7 February 2015

Requiem for the fallen SAF troopers

On Saturday, 7 February 2015, a Requiem Mass was celebrated for the souls of the police officers who perished in the Mamasapano encounter on 25 January 2015. (See Wikipedia article on the event here.) Serving at Mass were members of the Societas Ecclesia Dei Sancti Ioseph – Una Voce Philippines.


The 44 troopers of the SAF non tantum saevissime trucidati sunt sed etiam crudelissime dilaniati sunt by elements militating for Muslim separatist causes in Mindanao. After the fallen police officers were massacred, their remains were mutilated, the brutality of which is only probably out-Heroded by the terrors to which many Christians in Iraq and Syria, and the Muslims who either defended or harboured them, were consigned. Wilful murder is amongst the sins crying to heaven for vengeance.


ELENCHUS NOMINUM
XLIV VEXILLARIORUM INTERFECTORUM
E PRAESIDIO EXTRAORDINARIO DE PERAGENDA PUGNA
vulgo « Special Action Force » siglo SAF
E COETU VIGILIUM NATIONALI INSULARUM PHILIPPINARUM
vulgo « Philippine National Police » siglo PNP

Rianus
Ioannes Garrius
Maximus Iacobus
Cyrus
Gædnathus
Iosephus
Renatus
Amator
Rudericus filius
Vergilius
Andreas filius
Victorianus
Natalis
Iuniorellus
Iæccinus (musul.)
Robertus
Ioannes Alloidus
Ammon (musul.)
Petrofides
Rogerius
Nicolaus filius
Glænnus
Ceamma
Richardellus
Natalis
Ioël
Gothofredus
Franclinus
Gualnerius
Ieremias
Nobilis
Ephræm
Homar
Rodelius
Romæus II
Russellus
Angelus
Guindellus
Lauretus
Græcius
Romæus
Marcus Laurus
Iosephus
Olliebethus

In the middle of the nave, a simple catafalque was raised covered with a black pall.


After Mass, the catafalque was blessed in the customary manner when the cadaver of the deceased is not present.




Ut in omnibus laudetur Dominus.

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