Filipino bishops call off public protest on birth-control bill
February 28, 2011
The Catholic bishops of the Philippines have backed away from plans for a prayer vigil outside parliament to protest the pending family-planning bill.
The bishops changed their plans after supporters of the legislation organized their own demonstration outside the offices of the bishops’ conference. Rather than going ahead with a public confrontation at the parliament building, the bishops’ conference asked Catholics to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for defeat of the legislation.
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