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Philippines: Cardinal Tagle leads prayer vigil for defeat of family-planning legislation

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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  • Posted by: jmjusa - Dec. 11, 2012 6:20 PM ET USA

    The Philippines has a Congress, not a Parliament.