Bishop Villegas Clarifies Statement On Ringing Of Church Bells

IMG_2638DAGUPAN CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas announced that church bells would ring nightly for three months in his northern district to raise alarm over a sharp increase in police killings of drug suspects.

Villegas, former president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), said church bells would toll for 15 minutes nightly and last until Nov. 27 to rouse a citizenry “which has become a coward in expressing anger against evil.”

But Villegas told The Adobo Chronicles that he was misquoted by the Yellow news media.

“What I said was that the church bells will ring to raise alarm over the increasing incidents and revelations of sexual abuse by Catholic priests,” the archbishop said.

Eh, yun naman pala. Clarification accepted.

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