Philippines: Cardinal Tagle leads prayer vigil for defeat of family-planning legislation
Catholic World News - December 11, 2012
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila has asked the faithful of the Philippines to join in a December 11 vigil of prayer for the defeat of sweeping family-planning legislation.
The cardinal called attention to the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the pro-life movement, on December 12. The overnight prayer vigil will begin on the eve of that feast.
In a letter to members of parliament, urging defeat of the legislation, the president of the Filipino bishops’ conference, Archbishop Jose Palm of Cebu, wrote: “As you resume your deliberations on the Reproductive Health Bill, I pray that through the gracious intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, whose feast day we celebrate today, you may be bountifully guided by the Holy Spirit.”
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