Hundreds march in Solidarity for Bishops amidst Sedition Complaint
On July 31, the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan organized a Mass and a candle-lighting ceremony to express solidarity for the faithful leaders accused of inciting sedition, cyber libel, libel, and obstruction of justice. Involved in the sedition charge are the Vice President of the Philippines and 35 others, including four bishops and several priests. The bishops cited include Archbishop Socrates Villegas, President of ACN Philippines and Member of the Supervisory Board of the International Foundation and retired Bishop Teodoro Bacani, Bishop Honesto Ongtioco of Cubao and Bishop Pablo David of Caloocan.
Held at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in Dagupan, hundreds of people marched in prayer after Mass on Wednesday in support of Archbishop Villegas and the other three bishops innocently charged.
Solidarity march for the Filipino bishops charged with sedition complaints by the Philippine national police:
Archbishop Socrates Villegas (ACN Philippines President) with people during the march. They are demanding "Justice for Father Soc!"
Photographer: ACN Philippines. Copyright: Aid to the Church in Need