1 month Prelate appeals to politicians: ‘Thou shall not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain’ MB
By Leslie Aquino  A Catholic prelate has appealed to politicians not to use the name of Christ in vain. Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes(PagadianDiocese.org | Manila Bulletin) Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes issued the appeal after the name of Christ was mentioned in the debates on the reimposition of death penalty. Christ’s name was also used by a government official in defending President Duterte’s statement that it’s okay for cops to receive gifts “Politicians should refrain from using the name of Christ in vain!” he said in an interview. Doing so, Bastes said is a sin against the Second Commandment of God ... more