Endorse peace talks- religious leaders appeal to Pope Francis

Jan. 18, 2015

Members of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) is appealing to Pope Francis to call for the resumption of peace talks between the National Democratic Fron of the Philippines and the government of the Philippines.

According to the Most Rev. Ephraim S. Fajutagana, Chairperson of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) and Obispo Maximo XII of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente said they are appealing to Pope Francis “to add his voice in calling both parties to return to the negotiating table and honor previous agreements in attaining a just and lasting peace in our country.”

The group believes that the gathering of religious leaders with the pontiff’s visit could “[pave] the way for more opportunities of dialogue and cooperation” for both parties to resume peace talks.

Rev. Rex Reyes, NCCP General Secretary also said that they are thankful for the Pope’s “compassion for the poor”.

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