Loading
Political Corruption
Church in Philippines: Life sentence for ex-president Estrada is warning to other corrupt officials
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- The archbishop of Manila, Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales, and Archbishop Angel Lagdameo, president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of the Philippines, said this week that the sentencing to life in prison of former president Joseph Estrada for corruption is a warning for other public officials.

The sentence should be “a constant reminder to the people elected or appointed to serve. The moral in this is ‘BE MORAL’,” Cardinal Rosales said in a statement

He urged Filipinos to respect the rule of law and said the appeals process should take place in the courts, “instead of settling the score in the streets or elsewhere.”  Archbishop Lagdameo said the bishops considered the verdict “a call to repentance and a call for change or conversion affecting not only the person of President Estrada but also many others in our government.”

Estrada was sentenced to 40 years in prison for two counts of corruption.  He was also ordered to repay $86 million to the State.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google

Featured Videos

Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Nov
26

Liturgical Calendar

November 26, 2014

Wednesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 21:5-11

Gospel
Date
11/25/14
11/24/14
11/23/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Rev 15: 1-4
Gospel:: Lk 21: 12-19

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
11/25/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 21:5-11

Homily
Date
11/25/14
11/24/14
11/21/14