venerdì 22 ottobre 2021

Catholic bishop blasts corruption in Philippine pandemic response, calls for protests

(Jose Torres Jr., LiCAS) A Catholic bishop in the northern Philippines blasted the government’s alleged corruption in its pandemic response, calling it “despicable.” “We cannot but be appalled by credible reports about dishonesty, graft and malfeasance in scandalous proportions, particularly because these despicable acts exploited the fears of our people occasioned by the COVID pandemic,” read a “pastoral admonition” issued by Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan on October 22. The letter titled “Thou Shall Not Steal!” urged the faithful “to protest these acts of perfidy as vocally and persistently as possible.” (...)