Hindi nagustuhan ng opisyal ng Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) na si Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona ang naging resulta ng halalan na ginanap kamakailan lang dahil karamihan sa mga mananalong senador ay ka-alyado ng Duterte Administration. Ayon sa pari, ang nakalipas na eleksyon daw ay nakakagambala at nakakabigo.
Sabi ni Tirona, kailangan daw mapangaralan ng husto ang mga botante para makapili ang mga ito ng mga lingkod bayan na talagang magsisilbi.
“Catholics must be more persistent in changing the mindset and voting preferences of the public. We must take seriously the need for voters’ education beginning with our youths through our Catholic schools, parishes, and youth organizations,” boladas ni Tirona.
Inudyukan din ni Tirona ang mga tao na ipinalangin ang mga bagong halal na opisyal.
“for the newly elected officials to deliver what they promised during the campaign period. Likewise, we pray and remain vigilant that the important principle of check and balance may not be lost. May the elected leaders do their fresh mandate with dedication and unselfish service for the common good,” boladas ni Tirona.
Basahin ang naging reaksyon ng ilang kababayan natinsa sinabi ng obispo.
“I think, the Catholic Church leaders have to undergo intensive training/education about separation of the Church and State,” sabi ni P. Inggo.
“You are destroying the Catholic church and driving away it’s followers why can’t you be like the Pope in Vatican? Focus on spiritual and moral issues and NOT on the political side of things! Render caesar unto caesar! You will never hear priests here in eu dwell on political matters like you do! Only in the Philippines, the church has been corrupted!,” sabi ni Z. Alejandro.
“The people have spoken through their votes. Accept it.. your influence about politics is getting slimmer. Focus on church matters rather than meddling with the government.,” sabi ni R. Martin.
Source: Manila Bulletin