Indonesian bishops’ official: priests should steer clear of politics
October 25, 2011
An official of the Indonesian Bishops’ Conference is emphasizing that politics is the realm of the laity, not of the clergy.
“Lay people should not get bishops or priests into practical politics,” said Father Antonius Benny Susetyo, executive secretary of the bishops’ commission for ecumenical and interreligious affairs. “Getting them involved means that lay people have no self-confidence.”
“The hierarchy’s role is merely to guide in terms of morality,” he added.
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