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Bishop warns against the danger of child abductions

MANILA (UCAN) : Archbishop Socrates Villegas expressed concern over the growing crime rate, after a spate of child abductions in Batangas province over the past two weeks.

“The crime is an offence against human dignity, so we should always be concerned about it,” Archbishop Villegas, the president of the bishops’ conference, said.

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We need the young to care for the earth

MANILA (Agencies) : Reflecting on the lessons of St. Augustine, the son of St. Monica, Archbishop Socrates Villegas expressed the need to reach out to the generation growing up in this century in taking care of the environment.

“We need the millennials. The home that God entrusted to us is dying and it is obvious with the climate change and irresponsibility we’ve tolerated for too long,” the president of the bishops’ conference was quoted by CBCP News as saying.

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Remember the real victims of the earthquake

MANILA (Mabuhay) : While the loss of centuries-old historical churches is indeed a terrible shame, the incoming president of the bishops’ conference, Archbishop Socrates Villegas, has warned people to keep their eyes on the ball and not to get too carried away about stone, bricks and mortar, and remember the human suffering.