With lower than three months earlier than the native and nationwide elections, Archbishop Jose Palma of Cebu on Friday reminded his clergy to not use the pulpit to marketing campaign for any candidate.
Talking to reporters after Mass for the Feast of Our Woman of Lourdes on the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, he stated that the pulpit shouldn’t be the fitting place “to marketing campaign for any candidate”.
Nonetheless, he confused that monks, as residents, have the liberty to again a candidate of their private capacities.
Cebu is among the many nation’s vote-rich provinces with greater than three million voting inhabitants.
Palma stated the Catholics Bishops’ Convention of the Philippines (CBCP) is about to launch a suggestion on learn how to be a “accountable voter” within the coming elections.
“We’re popping out, the CBCP, with a pastoral letter,” stated Palma, who previously served as CBCP president.
As a basic rule, he stated that Church leaders must be nonpartisan, “however lay individuals ought to really feel concerned”.
“They need to marketing campaign for these they imagine will ship the nice for the nation,” he added.