Catholics told to be ‘good shepherds’ in polls

TANDAG, Surigao del Sur – Catholics around the country are called to be good shepherds to the public, including politicians, a priest told parishioners here as the church marked Good Shepherd Sunday.Fr. Edgar Clare, parish priest of neighboring Cantilan town, said in his first mass homily everyone is called to emulate Jesus Christ as a “good shepherd.

He said the call is especially true for the upcoming May 14 elections when church members are asked to vote responsibly and to help ensure elections are fair, clean and peaceful.
“Do not just think of yourself only, take good care also of the rest of the flock,” he told around 500 churchgoers.The call came when the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting in the province described parishioners’ reactions to voters’ education efforts as “indifferent”.

Philip Vincent Montenegro, PPCRV Surigao Sur media officer, said only a maximum of 15 percent of regular churchgoers attend the group’s political education campaign in preparation for the elections.

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