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.

On the Support for the Victims of the Storm Vinta

Greetings during the blessed octave of the Feast of Christmas! As I recently wrote to you about the tragedy of the tropical cyclone Urduja, that storm was followed by the storm Vinta that cut through Mindanao and left over 200 dead, tens of thousands homeless, and...


On the Occasion of the Opening of the 2018 Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons
First Sunday of Advent, 03 December 2017

Invitation to Start the Healing

Our Catholic bishops in the Philippines appealed for a season of mourning and prayers for the dead from September 23 until November 1 this year

We laud the gallantry of our soldiers

Once more, CBCP is the hapless victim of fake news. Going viral on social media is a “report” that the CBCP regrets the killing of Messrs. Hapilon and Maute.


Our brothers and sisters in Christ: Kian, Carl, Reynaldo…they were young boys, enjoying life, loving sons of parents who doted on them.


Message delivered by Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas at the Opening Session of the CBCP Plenary Assembly last July 8, 2017