Archbishop calls for nationwide candle-lighting, prayer rites
Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop and Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president Socrates Villegas has urged Filipino voters to join a nationwide candle lighting ceremony on Saturday in preparation for the national elections.
The invitation, which first appeared on the Lingayen Dagupan’s Facebook page on Thursday, urged voters to light a candle and pray the Rosary just outside their homes.
The diocese wrote, ”Sa pagpili ng nga mamumuno sa ating bayan, dasal natin ay kaliwanagan.
Inaanyayahan namin kayo na magsindi ng kandila at mag-rosaryo ngayong May 7, Sabado, alas sais ng gabi, sa mga sidewalk at sa labas ng inyong mga tahanan.
Sabay nating ipagdasal na mahalal ang mga pinunong tapat sa mga utos ng Panginoon.
Iwaksi natin ang kadiliman sa liwanag ng ating mga panalangin”.
(In choosing the rightful leaders for our country, we’ll need prayers to attain clarity.
We’re inviting everyone to light a candle and pray the Rosary on Saturday, May 7, at 6 p.m. on any sidewalk outside your homes. Khristian Ibarrola/rga
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