Oceania: bishops rebuke priests who run for public office
April 26, 2012
The Catholic bishops of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands have issued a reminder that priests should not be involved in partisan politics.
“Unfortunately, once again, some of our brother priests are planning to run for political office,” the bishops wrote in a letter to their clergy. “This is a great disappointment to us and for the majority of our Catholic people.” The bishops said that a priest’s choice to seek political office is “a betrayal of the people,” and indicates that the priest has lost focus on his primary duty to help his people grow in holiness.
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