CBCP Statements

Solidarity in Prayer

[An Appeal and an Invitation]
Our brothers Archbishop Socrates Villegas, Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, Bishop Teodoro Bacani, Jr. and Bishop Honesto Ongtioco are now facing difficult days ahead.

Seek the Common Good

Every election period is a promise of better times or a foreboding of what is worse to come. The choice is in our hands. It is as if God is telling us “I have set before you...

Conquering Evil with Good

Peace be with you. We are aware that many of you have been wondering why your bishops have kept a collective silence over many disturbing issues, about which you may have felt you urgently needed our spiritual and pastoral guidance.

CBCP statement on the Jolo cathedral bombings

We, Catholic Bishops gathered in our Plenary Assembly in Manila, received today the sad news from Fr. Romeo S. Saniel, OMI, Apostolic Administrator of Jolo, of the bombing of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cathedral in Jolo during the Sunday Mass. We condole with the...

A statement on the situation of Bp. Pablo Virgilio S. David

Many, including myself, are saddened and disturbed by the recent statements made against Bp. Pablo Virgilio David, that allege that he committed actions that question his integrity. Bp. David has already answered clearly and equally all these allegations.

CBCP Pastoral Exhortation: Rejoice and be glad!

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, do we not all aspire for the grace to be called “sons and daughters of God?” If we do so, then we must constantly strive to be peacemakers in these troubled times in our country.