Bishop to anti-death penalty advocates: ‘Exert more efforts’ to influence public

25/06/2022 1:30:00 PM

Anti-death penalty advocates were called on by a Catholic bishop to “exert more efforts” to change the views of pro-death penalty Filipinos.

Bishop Joel Baylon, the head of the Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care, lamented that many Filipinos still see the death penalty as a “just way” of meeting out judgment.“The old ‘lex talionis(an eye for an eye)’ is still very much present in the mind and in the mindset of many of our people,” he said, as quoted by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) News.

The bishop stressed that pro-life advocates must “exert more efforts” to make the public understand in different ways.“And help them see the dignity of the human person,” he added.Baylon, a prelate of Legazpi, said such during this year’s online general assembly of the Coalition Against Death Penalty (CADP).

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Bishop Joel Baylon, the head of the Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care, lamented that many Filipinos still see the death penalty as a “just way” of meeting out judgment. “The old ‘lex talionis(an eye for an eye)’ is still very much present in the mind and in the mindset of many of our people,” he said, as quoted by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) News. Photo Archdiocese of Cebu FB Labajo is the Vicar General of the Cebu archdiocese. The bishop stressed that pro-life advocates must “exert more efforts” to make the public understand in different ways. CBCP News said, like current Auxiliary Bishop Midyphil Billones, Labajo’s task is to assist Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma. “And help them see the dignity of the human person,” he added. Born September 24, 1966 in Talisay City, the bishop-elect completed his philosophy and theology studies at the San Carlos Seminary College in Cebu. Baylon, a prelate of Legazpi, said such during this year’s online general assembly of the Coalition Against Death Penalty (CADP). Applicants may log on to the GSIS website at www.

The assembly also marked the 16th anniversary of a law that prohibited the death penalty in the Philippines. Among his previous positions, he served as parish vicar in Mandaue City from 1995 to 1997; pastor of Santa Fe Parish in Bantayan Island; and moderator at the parish of St. Among his previous positions, he served as parish vicar in Mandaue City from 1995 to 1997; pastor of Santa Fe Parish in Bantayan Island; and moderator at the parish of St. Per a 2018 survey by the Social Weather Station (SWS), it was found that out nearly six in every 10 Filipinos agree to reinstate the death penalty for heinous crimes. . He also served as moderator of the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral and vicar forane of the Vicariate of the Most Holy Rosary from 2014 to 2019.