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The bishop of Cabanatuan invites believers to pray for free and fair elections.
Masses will be held in parishes around the Diocese of Cabanatuan for the faithful to attend before casting their votes, and the churches will be open all day for anybody who wishes to pray after voting.
Bishop Sorfonio Bancud, in a letter, requested that the Apostolado ng Panalangin, Adoracion Nocturna Filipina, and other lay associations and religious movements (LARM) lead in prayer until the election results are known.
“Lubhang napakahalaga ng gawaing politikal na ito sapagkat tayo ay nasa isang maselang yugto ng ating kasaysayan (Lubhang napakahalaga ng gawaing politikal na ito sapagkat tayo ay nasa isang maselang “In a letter dated May 6, 2022, Bancud stated.
He stated that the election is more than just a simple decision of “those we believe are worthy to represent our country,” but also a display of “our conviction for truth, honesty, and goodness over dishonesty, violence, and wickedness.”
“Kaya naman, dapat lakipan ang gawaing ito ng taimtim na panalangin at paghingi ng paggabay mula ating Poong Maykapal “He said.
Bancud urged the faithful to set aside time for prayer for clean, credible, true, peaceful, safe, and fair elections, led by their parish priests.
On May 6, the first Friday of the month, a Holy Hour for elections was held, while May 7 was set aside for community prayer.
“Ang pagdiriwang naman natin ng Linggo ng Mabuting Pastol ngayon Mayo 8 ay nag-aanyaya rin sa atin na hindi lamang ipagdasal ang pagyabong ng bokasyon sa pagpapari at pagkarelihiyoso sa Simbahan, kundi up
He also requested prayers for the candidates who will be elected.