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President Duterte announces "National Bible Month"
The Bishops: " We thank the President for having given due recognition to the religiosity of the people and the importance of the Holy Scriptures to improve this nation."
24/06/2016 13:39:00 PHILIPPINES
Trafficking in human beings "is the cruelest of crimes. But it should not be punished with execution"
The president of the Filipino bishops' Commission for Migrants and Itinerant People, Msgr. Ruperto Santos, responds to the new government that wants to include human trafficking in the list of crimes punishable with death. Trafficking "is a barbaric act that violates the very nature of man. But it is fought with serious investigation and severe punishment, up to life imprisonment. No man can kill another man in the name of the law".
12/05/2016 13:43:00 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Manila: new president Duterte “wants to visit the Vatican” to apologise
Duterte’s spokesman said that the trip to the Vatican has not yet been planned but it is a priority. The mayor of Davao wants to be forgiven for offending the pontiff at a rally.
National Bible Week to renew the nation
The event, which is jointly organised by Catholics and Protestants, is celebrated every year "to stress the importance of the Word of God in national renewal and people's lives.
26/08/2016 11:53:00 PHILIPPINES – ITALY
Catholics in Balanga: sorrow over Italy quake, praying for the victims
“We share in the pain of those who have been injured, hurt, and left orphans and homeless. We grieve with Italy,” said Bishop Ruperto Santos of the CBCP’s Commission on Migrants and Itinerant Peoples. Amatrice and Accumoli, “with God’s mercy, will rise again”.
Year for Priests in Manila: confessions and fund raising for seminaries
Across the Philippines a number of initiatives are being undertaken for the ‘Year for Priests’. Through days of prayer, fasting and fund raising, priests and lay people are bearing witness to society of their meeting with Christ, inviting young people to offer their lives in the service of God and the Church.
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