Catholic bishops set to discuss post-polls assessment in meeting

Published July 2, 2022, 4:37 PM

by Jel Santos

Catholic bishops in the country will discuss their post-election assessment during their meeting this month for their regular plenary assembly.

Polling Precinct/ MB FILE PHOTO

According to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), over 90 bishops are expected to participate in the meeting. It will be conducted at a retreat center in Tagaytay City from July 9 to 11.

CBCP Secretary General Msgr. Bernardo Pantin said the bishops “will talk about and assess the 2022 elections.”

He added that the bishops will be divided into different groups to talk “about their election experiences”.

“This is for them to know the sentiments of each other… and then looking forward, what they will do with the new administration,” explained Patin.

The plenary assembly will be presided by Bishop Pablo Virgilio “Ambo” David of the Diocese of Caloocan, who assumed as CBCP president in December 2021.

Per the CBCP News, the speakers in the assembly include representatives from the Halalang Marangal Coalition and the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV).

It noted that the 124th plenary assembly will mark their first face-to-face meeting since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country two years ago.