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Philippine bishops issue Lenten message on poverty

Catholic World News - March 05, 2014

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has issued a Lenten message on poverty.

The conference’s president, Archbishop Socrates Villegas, called upon the faithful to work against the “poverty that degrades and dehumanizes,” including material destitution, “the various faces of the economy of exclusion,” consumerism, moral destitution, and spiritual destitution.

At the same time, Archbishop Villegas called upon Catholics to embrace the “poverty that humanizes and sanctifies” by saying “yes to simplicity, commitment, and surrender to God.”

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