An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said they are praying for the success of US President Joe Biden and for him to be compassionate to migrants.
“May he take good care, with charity and compassion, the plight of migrant families, our dear seafarers,” Bishop Ruperto Santos, vice chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People, said in a statement Friday.
“With this year proclaimed by our Holy Father as the year of Saint Joseph, the US president will be the protector and guardian of the family, regardless of colour, customs, and creed,” he added.
The Balanga, Bataan prelate said they are also praying that Biden, being a Catholic, will pursue the teachings of “respect and protection of life, responsible stewardship of the earth, and promotion of peace.”
“We, in the CBCP Stella Maris-Philippines, are praying hard and it is our ardent hope that President Biden and his administration will be safe, strong, and successful in his term,” said Santos.
Biden was inaugurated on January 20 as the 46th US President.
He is the second Catholic president of the US after John F. Kennedy.