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CBCP as peace talks mediator is presumptuous – Sison

Interview with Jose Maria Sison on Bishop Villegas’ “peace mediator” message

By Roselle Valerio
Liberation International

It is gratuitous, if not extremely presumptuous, for the CBCP to imagine that it can ever become a mediator in the GPH-NDFP peace negotiations. What the NDFP has welcomed is the role of religious leaders as peace advocates who serve as moral bridge builders and promoters of the peace negotiations. Thus, the NDFP has always appreciated the work of Catholic bishops and other religious leaders in the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP), the Ecumenical Bishops Forum on Peace, and the like.

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CBCP as peace talks mediator is presumptuous – Sison

Interview with Jose Maria Sison on Bishop Villegas’ “peace mediator” message

By Roselle Valerio
Liberation International

It is gratuitous, if not extremely presumptuous, for the CBCP to imagine that it can ever become a mediator in the GPH-NDFP peace negotiations. What the NDFP has welcomed is the role of religious leaders as peace advocates who serve as moral bridge builders and promoters of the peace negotiations. Thus, the NDFP has always appreciated the work of Catholic bishops and other religious leaders in the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP), the Ecumenical Bishops Forum on Peace, and the like.

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CNL assessment on Pope Francis

Assessment on Pope Francis’ one year papacy after His Easter message

By Christians for National Liberation

Pope Francis has captured the attention of millions including the international media with his simple and tradition-breaking lifestyle.

A year after his election, the world including Christians and non-Christians are still studying the different changes he has started within the Vatican bureaucracy and the Vatican financial institutions. His pronouncements on the need of a Church that is missionary, compassionate and inclusive have been analysed by theologians from different countries and how these will affect the current problems of a increasingly deserted Church. His statements on social issues such as the war in Syria, the plight of migrants in Europe and the capitalist system that is driven by greed have also been well published.

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CNL assessment on Pope Francis

Assessment on Pope Francis’ one year papacy after His Easter message

By Christians for National Liberation

Pope Francis has captured the attention of millions including the international media with his simple and tradition-breaking lifestyle.

A year after his election, the world including Christians and non-Christians are still studying the different changes he has started within the Vatican bureaucracy and the Vatican financial institutions. His pronouncements on the need of a Church that is missionary, compassionate and inclusive have been analysed by theologians from different countries and how these will affect the current problems of a increasingly deserted Church. His statements on social issues such as the war in Syria, the plight of migrants in Europe and the capitalist system that is driven by greed have also been well published.

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