Cardinal Tagle to police: Be instruments of harmony

Cardinal Tagle to police: Be  instruments of harmony

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle speaks to officials of the National Capital Region Police Office before a Mass at the Manila Cathedral on Sunday, Dec. 8.

By CBCP News

December 8, 2019

Manila, Philippines

In a Mass with Metro Manila’s police Sunday, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle called law enforcement to a “mission” that brings harmony.

He expressed hope that the police institution would continue its efforts for moral and spiritual conversion among its ranks.

“I hope that you will become instruments of harmony in our society that’s often threatened by disharmony,” Tagle said.

The cardinal said such a mission can be achieved through just action and humble service.

More than a thousand law enforcers from the National Capital Region Police Office attended the celebration together with their acting chief, Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas.

In an audience with NCRPO officials before the Mass, the cardinal discussed with them the security preparations for early next year’s Black Nazarene procession.

“We asked for the blessing and we received the guidance so we are now preparing for it,” Sinas said.

“We have so many programs to prepare the direct participation of our policemen in the ‘Traslacion,’” he added.

Sunday’s liturgical service also highlighted the first “March for Mary and the Filipino Family” to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Organized by Pro-Life Philippines, dozens of people marched from Malate Church to Manila Cathedral.

In his homily, Tagle stressed that the family should be the first school of social virtues which every society needs.

“Just like the family of Mary, Joseph and Jesus, I hope that the family will be the school of life and harmony,” he said.