4 weeks Religious leaders launch advocacy for faith, unity amid health crisis Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- Church leaders have urged the public to hold on to their faith and make it their primary guiding force in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. In a virtual interfaith gathering on National Heroes Day, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) led a new national campaign -- dubbed "Yakapin and Bagong Bukas (Embrace the New Tomorrow)" -- meant to give the faithful hope to survive the pandemic. Monday's launch was highlighted by the 6 p.m. simultaneous one-minute tolling of church bells nationwide to symbolize the call for faith and unity. In his message, Bishop Pablo ... more