GARCIA HERNANDEZ, Bohol, June 24 (PIA)—When other church authorities went ballistic over the presidential diatribes against church leaders after unwittingly using the pulpit to criticize the administration, Tagbilaran Bohol bishop Albert Uy has it, his way.
At the homily during the Pontifical mass celebrating the feast day of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of the town, the low key and unassuming bishop shepherd of the Catholic church here urged the faithful: pray for healing, continue to respect him as president.
Bishop Abet's statement came as a somber pleading, absent the fire which several revered church leaders have recently displayed.
Stepping off the rostrum and bringing his fiesta message to the community in thanksgiving, the bishop stood below the church apse, aware that among the thick crowd were Presidential Communications Operations Office head Secretary Jose Ruperto Martin Andanar and several politicians.
Andanar is a Duterte cabinet member.