Category: CBCP Statements

New Year’s Message

Greetings on the eighth and last day of the blessed octave of the Solemnity of the Nativity of our Lord, Christmas. Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. Mary gave birth to Jesus, the eternal Son of the Father who is truly her son according to the flesh. She is the Mother of God.

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#Pray for Marawi

Father Chito Suganob and others were in the Cathedral of Our Lady Help of Christians when members of the Maute fighting group forced their way into the Cathedral, taking with them Fr. Chito and others as hostages. They have threatened to kill the hostages if the government forces unleashed against them are not recalled.

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Pray for Marawi

The CBCP is alarmed by reports that ISIS flags now flutter over Marawi. We are fully aware that most Muslims are peace-loving. Salam is a greeting of peace. We are also aware that ISIS has claimed responsibility for many of the atrocities in territories they have occupied elsewhere in the world.

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