Diocesan Statements

Statement of the Diocese of San Carlos

February 28, 2019We are greatly saddened and shocked that a young child is alleged to have been molested by one of our clergy. This painful incident creates a deep wound and hurt not only to the victim and the victim’s family but also to the communities and to the...

Statement of Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo

Please pray for the victims of Mount Carmel Cathedral bombing in Jolo. Bishop Lito Lampon and I were attending the 118th CBCP Plenary in Manila when we heard the tragic news.

The Bangsamoro Organic Law and beyond

AS the plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law draws near, we, Mindanao Catholic Church Leaders for Peace, wish to express our support for its passage with the following observations.


Message of Archbishop Socrates B Villegas to the People of God in the Archdiocese of Lingayen Dagupan on the occasion of Christmas December 25, 2018

‘Respect Historical Integrity, Respect Church Property’

We, the Bishop and Clergy of the Diocese of Borongan collectively OBJECT TO and STRONGLY STAND AGAINST the transfer of one or all of the Bells of Balangiga from their historical and rightful habitat, which is the Parish Church of St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr, in Balangiga, Eastern Samar, Diocese of Borongan.