MANILA – Two priests from the Diocese of Malaybalay have died this week due to coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) complications.

In a Facebook post, the diocese said Fr. Diomedes Brigoli, 61, succumbed on May 1 while Fr. Pablo Salengua, 67, died on May 4.

Both were confined at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center in Cagayan de Oro City.

The Diocese of Malaybalay has enjoined everyone to pray for the repose of the souls of the two priests.

Following the health protocols, the bodies were cremated. The diocese added that the details of interment are to follow.

Meanwhile, the bishop’s house compound was placed under temporary lockdown from May 2 to 6.

Services will resume on May 7 or until further notice.

All of the diocese's personnel were tested for Covid-19 on May 3 and the results turned out negative. (PNA)