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Philippine Jesuits join bishops in opposing efforts to revive death penalty
Philippine Jesuits join bishops in opposing efforts to revive death penalty

The Philippine Jesuits have joined the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) in condemning efforts to revive the death penalty. "The Philippine Jesuits stand behind our bishops in condemning the wanton disregard for life that capital punishment represents, something made even more repulsive in a context where rampant killing has been taking place with apparent

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 Philippine bishops urge voters to reject corrupt politicians
Philippine bishops urge voters to reject corrupt politicians

The Catholic bishops of the Philippines are urging their voters to reject "notoriously corrupt" politicians running in next year's national elections. In a pastoral letter read out in churches on Sunday, the Church leaders sought to remind the electorate that voting is not merely a political right, but "a moral obligation". The letter which was signed by Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), called on the public to "vote for the right reasons ... because you trust a person to lead the community and to lead the country."

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Philippines: Church & civil society climate change message for Pope Francis
Philippines: Church & civil society climate change message for Pope Francis

On the occasion of the coming of Pope Francis to the Philippines and his solidarity visit to the typhoon-devastated community, we, in the Church and civil society organizations bring before the Holy Father one important concern that urgently needs Church moral intervention. We refer to the issue of climate change, causing climate-induced disasters and extreme weather events, resulting to catastrophic misery to our people as in the case of super typhoon Haiyan.

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Philippines: Church & people call for new mining law
Philippines: Church & people call for new mining law
Fr Shay Cullen writes: Bishops, priests, pastors, people from all walks of life and non-government organizations have taken a stand against the unfair, exploitative and damaging mining operations in this country. It is an important moral issue because for generations 75% of the people have endured a life of poverty and want, exploitation and injustice. Wealth distribution in the Philippines
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