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A religious holiday and a folk tradition

“UNDAS” is both a religious observance and a folk tradition among Filipinos that honors members of the family who have passed away.

Lent starts as Catholics mark Ash Wednesday

A Roman Catholic Church leader reminded the faithful of the essence and significance of today’s observance of Ash Wednesday – that God gives life and only God has the power over life.

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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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