Church, gov’t, Reds all claiming to own Pops should join his movement to advance peace
Both government/Catholic Church and the New People’s Army/National Democratic Front praise Fr. Fausto “Pop” Tentorio’s service to the people. Both claim to own him and his service to the people. They all converge and meet and support Father Pop’s movement. This is a sign of a possible direction for the peace process. All who support Pop’s movement can join in the ongoing movement “Sowing the Seeds of Peace.” A long road to peace… we can walk together in Pop’s spirit.
During the vigil and the funeral, many church and government leaders joined in prayer inside the Church. Many more people joined the march outside the church. Father Pops welcomes both. If he could walk, he would have joined the crowd of demonstrators.
In Pop’s name please do not allow anyone to disturb or stop Pop’s popular movement. Don’t provoke the wrath of the PDOMES (Poor, Deprived, Oppressed, Marginalized, Exploited and Struggling People), instead join them in sowing seeds of peace.
—FR. PETER GEREMIA,
Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME)
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