Friday, July 10

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Slain priests are not victims but martyrs –Caloocan bishop

Slain priests are not victims but martyrs –Caloocan bishop

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THE CATHOLIC priests who died in a recent spate of attacks against the clergy are not victims but martyrs, said Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgillo David in a homily during the fifth Philippine Conference on New Evangelization (PCNE 5). “[Martyrdom] is about [living] out one's faith no matter if it could mean suffering and death. From the moment they chose the path of Christ, they already chose out the path of suffering and death, so how can you call them victims?” he said. The bishop said it is the priests' job to “be the lamb” and to give up their life for the Catholic people. “They will say, ‘I will be the lamb. I'll give up my life for you because I am a friend of the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world’,” he said. David also urged seminarians not to be discoura