Archbishop Ledesma spells out major concerns for this yuletide season

-A A +A

Sunday, December 22, 2013

CAGAYAN de Oro Archbishop Antonio Ledesma, SJ, DD emphasizes that for this season of Christmas and New Year, the most urgent concern would be the relief and rehabilitation of the families affected by super typhoon Yolanda in Visayas.

“In fact, as of the moment we have some volunteers there in Leyte, a multisectoral group composed of young people and other volunteers from the Archdiocese, Xavier University, and the civil society groups in the city. This is our way of paying back what we also received two years ago here for the families affected by Tropical storm Sendong. Our slogan actually is ‘Remembering Sendong, caring for Yolanda.’”

The second major concern, Ledesma says, is the completion of the framework agreement and the peace process with the Bangsamoro.

“We are hopeful and praying for the completion of this agreement so that there will be a just and lasting peace in Mindanao. And then again, I would encourage our own parishioners here to be open and sensitive to the needs of other religious and cultural communities to be able to promote lasting peace for everyone,” Ledesma adds.

Ledesma points out that the third important issue to deeply reflect and act on is the protection of the environment through the Cagayan De Oro River Basin Management Council of which he co-chairs with the regional directors of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and also with the mayor of the city.

Ledesma hopes that the council can again promote the rehabilitation of the environment for the sustainable development of the city.

“So these are three major concerns that we would like to promote this Christmas and New Year season, and we hope that this is also one way to show our concern to every person here in the community,” he said.

“May I share with everyone then our greetings and blessings for the season of Christmas.”

Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on December 22, 2013.


DISCLAIMER: Sun.Star website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessary reflect the views of the Sun.Star management and its affiliates. Sun.Star reserves the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted here without notice. Posts that are inappropriate will automatically be deleted.

Forum rules: Do not use obscenity. Some words have been banned. Stick to the topic. Do not veer away from the discussion. Be coherent and respectful. Do not shout or use CAPITAL LETTERS!
Holy Week 2014

FOREX: US$ 1.00 = PhP 44.619

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Philippine Lotto Results

Gamesort iconCombinations
Swertres Lotto 11AM8-9-8
Swertres Lotto 4PM4-5-2
Swertres Lotto 9PM6-0-7
EZ2 Lotto 9PM04-02

Today's front page

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro front page for April 24, 2014

Other front pages

Sun.Star Jobs
  • Calamity Report
  • Pnoy
  • Festivals
  • Habemus Papam
  • Sun.Star Zup!
  • tell it to sunstar
  • Philippine Polls
  • goodearth
  • Technology
  • Pacman blog
  • Obituary
  • SunStar Celebrity
  • Sinulog
  • ePaper
  • Filipino Abroad
  • Sunstar Multimedia