Archbishop Socrates Villegas asks priests, other Church officials to refrain from endorsing any candidates in the May polls

The Philippine News Agency (via InterAksyon.com) reports that on Sunday, April 14, Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, in his pastoral letter read in masses in all churches of the archdiocese, said the Church should not endorse any candidates.

The Philippine News Agency (via InterAksyon.com) reports that on Sunday, April 14, Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, in his pastoral letter read in masses in all churches of the archdiocese, said the Church should not endorse any candidates.

 

The report quoted what Villegas said in the letter: "In endorsing candidates, the Bride of Christ, the Church tarnishes her spiritual mission with the stain of the mundane. The endorsed candidate might win but religion has been reduced to a political party; religion has been used for political gain and our spiritual mission has been compromised. We will be lonesome widows after the elections for marrying partisan politics during the campaign."

 

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