Diocesan Statements


As the leader of the Archdiocese of Cotabato, I condemn in the strongest terms possible the wicked desecration of the Catholic Chapel of Malagakit in the parish of Pigcawayan and most especially of the Sacred Hosts that were kept there for the Catholic faithful.


Dear People of God in the Diocese of San Carlos, In his encyclical, Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home, Pope Francis reminds us that “all Christian communities have an important role to play in ecological education” (LS, 214). Last year Pope Francis continued...


Easter Message of Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas on April 16, 2017 delivered at Saint John Cathedral Dagupan City

Easter Message 2017

While others may have a different belief, we believe that Jesus died on the Cross and after three days rose from the dead. By these events he became our Savior and Redeemer.


For the Clergy, Religious, and Lay Faithful of Cagayan de Oro In the past weeks, we heard the news about the putting up of a Casino within the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, which disturbed our lay faithful. Supported by objective data and in the light of the...

Edgar and Art and God’s Mercy

Meditation of Archbishop Socrates B Villegas for the Season of Lent 2017   I believe in conversion. Touched by grace, we cannot remain the same. Everything King Midas touched became gold. Everybody touched by God is changed. The start of change is repentance. When...