11 months Prelates hope for Duterte’s seriousness in his call to keep them unharmed MB
By Leslie Ann Aquino Catholic prelates expressed hope that President Duterte was serious when he appealed to the public not to harm priests. President Rodrigo Duterte (JUAN CARLO / MANILA BULLETIN) “Let’s hope he is serious,” Bishop Buenaventura Famadico, chairman of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines Episcopal Commission on Clergy, said in an interview. “I hope he is not joking and is finally serious in his statement,” Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes said. Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo doubts the sincerity of the statement of the president. “One cannot take his words seriously,” he said. On Sunday, Duterte warned ... more