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Palace congratulates new CBCP president

Palace congratulates new CBCP president

The Duterte administration is looking forward to having a more open dialogue and cooperation with the Catholic Church following the election of a new Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines leader.

Hinihikayat ng Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) ang mga mananampalataya na suportahan ang 10th observance of Earth Hour sa darating na Sabado, March 25, mula 8:30 p.m. hanggang 9:30 p.m.

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ANYTIME soon, one of the 88 Filipinos now held on Death Row in various countries around the world – where 2.5 million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) live and work today – will be scheduled for execution. As in all previous cases, the Philippines will make an appeal for clemency, with the nation hoping the appeal will be heeded and the Filipino death convict’s life spared.

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ARCHBISHOP Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, issued a statement the other day after President-elect Duterte accused Filipino bishops and priests of hypocrisy and corruption and criticized the Roman Catholic Church as a “most hypocritical institution.” Archbishop Villegas chose, in response, to invoke “the silence of Jesus before the arrogance of Pilate.”

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Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas led Catholic prelates who voted in yesterday’s elections.

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It would have been best if all the presidential candidates had come to attend the mass celebrated by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle at the Manila Cathedral last Monday, May 2, even if only for the symbolic unity they would have presented to the nation at this time of such great discord and conflict in the closing days of the election campaign.

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