Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/PHILIPPINES – “Happiness and sadness together”, after the cancellation of the accusations against the bishops
Manila – “I am both happy and sad”, said Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, at the head of the diocese of Caloocan, north of Manila, to Agenzia Fides, who welcomed the prosecutors decision to drop “sedition” charges against four Catholic Bishops. The Department of Justice have exonerated four Filipino bishops charged with plotting to overthrow President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration, included in a group of 36 activists, lawyers, religious. By many observers, the move had been described as intimidation to silence critics towards the government.