Friday, September 29, 2017

CBCP hindi raw papansinin ang utos ng Vatican na hindi pwedeng mag rally o protesta ang mga Pari at Madre

The Roman Catholic Church based in the Philippines led by the Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), is defying the Vatican over political protests.

Last week, the leadership of the world’s biggest religion in Vatican City issued a worldwide circular prohibiting all church workers, including priests and nuns, from joining political protest rallies.

The order, which was prepared by the Holy See’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and signed by Pope Francis, was distributed to all countries on Monday.

On Friday, Filipino Bishop Arturo Caballo said CBCP is questioning Vatican’s knowledge about the current situation in the Philippines, where many people are being killed, thus, the Church cannot keep silent.

“I think Vatican is not well informed about the situation here. We need to send our explanation why we cannot follow the order”, Caballo said.

Caballo also added that street protests including priests and nuns will not be affected.

“We will continue to fight for the rights of the people”, Caballo said.

The Vatican prohibited church workers from meddling political affairs, and urged church leaders to concentrate only on church-related and religious activities.

Caballo said that not following Vatican’s order is not a sin. /Jimmy Diaz/