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Walang forever! Archbishop Soc Villegas urges politikos to think of their souls over political survival

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Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas has urged politikos to turn to God instead of what he called “destructive politics.”

In his homily at the “Lord Heal Our Land Sunday” at EDSA Shrine, Villegas asked politikos to think of eternity.

“Honorable servants in government in the administration or in the opposition, what will it profit you to gain the world, insure your wife or husband or daughter or son win in the next elections… but lose your soul?” he said.

“Walang gobyernong forever. Walang politikong forever. God lang ang forever,” Villegas added.

About 600 people attended the mass at the EDSA Shrine, which marked the start of the Catholic Church’s 33-day series of activities for healing the nation.

Among the politikos present at the mass were Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, Sen. Bam Aquino, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano.