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Bishop wants Blessed Sacrament displayed in churches


Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 23:17:00 05/09/2010

Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010, Elections, Religions

SAN PABLO CITY, Philippines -- Laguna Bishop Most Rev. Leo M. Drona has urged all parish priests and clergy members to expose the Blessed Sacrament (the Body and Blood of Christ contained in a monstrance) on Monday to implore God?s protection and be assured of clean, peaceful and orderly elections.

In a message read in Sunday Masses in all churches of the San Pablo Diocese, Drona said that when all the precincts open for voting on Monday morning, the Blessed Sacrament must be simultaneously exposed in all churches and religious houses the whole day.

?As we approached Election Day, people were filled with fear and concern because of reports about sinister plot to effect failure of election due to some glitches in the PCOS (precinct count optical scan) machines. There is also the threat of another people power and the fear of alleged plans by some sectors to cheat to ensure victories for their candidates,? he said.

The prelate reminded voters that their right of suffrage was a manifestation of democracy, in which citizens have the power to make history for their future and the future of the next generation.

To exercise this power, he said, voters must vote freely and without fear, pressure, deceit and whatever forces that influence the freedom of choice.

He reminded them to study well the programs and platforms of all the candidates to be able to vote wisely instead of basing only on surveys, advertisements or ?winnability.?

Quoting the Book of Revelations (21:23), the bishop said, ?God?s light will shine over the nation and the Lamb is the light that will shine over our country which is experiencing prospects of darkness.?

?Tomorrow, let us make Christ?s light shine again through our fulfillment of our duties as Filipino citizens?to vote,? Drona said.

Romulo O. Ponte, Inquirer Southern Luzon


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