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Baguio diocese to hold vigil, fast vs RH Law

BAGUIO CITY, April 7, 2014 – With the upcoming final deliberation of the Supreme Court (SC) on the Reproductive Health (RH) Law set on April 8, Baguio Bishop Carlito Cenzon D.D. rallied the faithful to a prayer vigil and fasting from today until April 8 in hopes that the controversial law will be declared unconstitutional.

According to Cenzon, “We’re hoping that with the prayer vigil and fasting the magistrates of the Supreme Court will be enlightened that the RH law is a threat to the sacredness of life, will worsen abortion and teenage pregnancy, and will destroy the foundation of Filipino families.”

The prayer vigil and fasting is set to be held in front of the Supreme Court Compound and at the Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral both in Baguio City.

He expressed hope that the SC justices will “open their consciousness” to the Holy Spirit “to enlighten them on the danger of the RH Law”.

Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra D.D. last week issued a circular letter asking all parishes and dioceses in Bacolod to hold prayer vigils and fasting from April 7 to April 8, the date set by the High Tribunal to deliberate on the RH Law.

Bishop Navarra said the initiative against RH law Is a display of ‘great faith’, reiterating that “It is the conviction of our faith that we really have to fight for the rights of God and for the rights of human life”.

At noon of April 8, diocese-wide masses will be held along with the simultaneous ringing of bells in the churches. (Paul de Guzman)