Bishops remind Filipinos to hear Mass and pray for Pacquiao


MANILA, Philippines—Don’t forget to hear Mass.

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines reminded the faithful about their Sunday obligation as the whole country is expected to tune in Sunday to the much-awaited rematch between Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas.

Malolos Bishop Jose Oliveros said the faithful could go to Mass before the fight and pray for Pacquiao’s victory.

“They can go either before or after as long as they go to Mass. Let us just pray for Pacquiao’s victory,” Oliveros said.

Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes, a member of the Permanent Council of the CBCP, said that while it was ideal to hear Mass first, it was up to the faithful to decide.

“The people enjoy the freedom as to the time they will attend Mass, provided there are still Masses in their localities after Pacquiao’s fight,” Bastes said.

“We respect the people’s choice whether to go to Mass before the Pacquiao fight or after. What is important is they fulfill their Sunday duty to go to Mass,” Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco said.

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  • tamumd these bishops make a mockery of their faith. I guess your god completely ignored you all. Maybe he is annoyed that you guys keep making superstitious pronouncements. Hahahahaha.

  • Hein S

    Pray for Pacqiao.  Pray so the RH Bill won’t Pass.


  • parak_obama

    malungkot na balita natalo si pacman.o pano yan mga mitsubishops,sisishin niyo na naman ba ang mga tao dahil kulang ang dasal?

  • parak_obama

    bravo mga mitsubishops ! imbes na ang mga nasalanta ni pablo ang ipagdasal ng mga paring ito,panalo  ni pacquiao ang hinihiling nilang ipagdasal . sobra na ang manhid at kakapalan ng mukha ng  mga pedophile at mga corrupt na mga prayle na ito.

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