Palawan bishop to faithful: Avoid ‘political wars’

Palawan bishop to faithful: Avoid ‘political wars’

Bishop Mesiona talks about political maturity during his pastoral visit to the Divine Mercy Parish in Puerto Princesa from Oct. 26 to 28. KATYA SANTOS

By Katya A. Santos

Nov. 1, 2018

Puerto Princesa

Barely six months before the 2019 midterm polls, Bishop Socrates Mesiona has reminded the faithful not to engage into “political wars.”

“It is about time to level up our political maturity,” he said in one of the chapels during his pastoral visit to the Divine Mercy Shrine & Parish in this city from Oct. 26 to 28.

The prelate explained that based on his observation there are some small Catholic communities that are affected by its members’ political inclinations.

“Regardless of political beliefs, let politics not affect our relationship with each other, especially our service to the Lord,” he said in Filipino.

Respect is always the keyword, added Mesiona.

Divine Mercy Parish is one of the 32 parishes of the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa being shepherded by Mesiona with no less than 12,700 faithful.