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NEWS - MAY 2002

NASSA supports clamor to impeach Tancangco

The National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (NASSA), the social action arm of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), has joined the call for the impeachment of Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Commissioner Luzviminda Tancangco.

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CBCP preparing protocol for cases of priest sex offenders

CBCP President Archbishop Orlando B. Quevedo, OMI, has confirmed that a protocol is currently being prepared to guide the Philippine Church in handling cases of priest sex-offenders.  The move comes in the wake of a series of reported cases in the United States of sex-related scandals involving members of the clergy and in response to inquiries on what the Church in the Philippines is doing to address such issues if and when they occur here.

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Bishop Afable named Coadjutor Bishop of Digos, Davao del Sur

Pope John Paul II has appointed a Coadjutor Bishop for the Diocese of Digos (Davao del Sur).  Accepting the request of Digos Bishop Generoso C. Camiņa, PME, for a coadjutor bishop, he has named Bishop Guillermo V. Afable, presently Auxiliary Bishop of Davao, to the position.

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Bp. de la Cruz installed Bishop of San Jose de Antique

Exactly a year to the day he was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of San jose de Antique, Bishop Romulo T. de la Cruz was installed as its third Diocesan Bishop during ceremonies held at the Cathedral in San Jose de Buenavista.  He succeeds Bishop Raul Q. Martirez, whose resignation was accepted by the Holy Father on March 16, 2002.

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Manila Archdiocese launches 'Catextism'

In response to the strong appeal of Pope John Paul II that the Church must use the Internet as a positive force for good, a new service that harnesses the techonology of the Internet for applications that appeal to a growing number of Filipinos today, is being made available to all cellular phone users and "texters" in the country.

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A Church Protocol on Sexual Offences by Clergy and Religious

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Other May 2002 News:

NASSA supports clamor to impeach Tancangco

CBCP preparing protocol for cases of priest sex offenders

Bishop Afable named Coadjutor Bishop of Digos, Davao del Sur

Bp. de la Cruz installed Bishop of San Jose de Antique

Manila Archdiocese launches 'Catextism'

S.A.F.E. Seminar held in Diocese of Butuan

'Mothers Festival' set May 12

CBCP prepares diocesan protocols to address pedophilia issue

Pope names new Auxiliary Bishop of Lipa

CBCP World launching set May 12, World Communications Day

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