11 July 2005

CBCP shuns Arroyo-quit call

"ROMAN CATHOLIC bishops, moving to ease the worst political crisis hounding President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, yesterday refused to join a mounting clamor for her resignation amid allegations she stole last year's election but advised her not to dismiss such a call.

'We do not demand her resignation,' the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said in a long-awaited statement issued at the close of a two-day annual meeting...

Is the Church in any position to demand anything from government?