THE Promotion of Church People’s Response (PCPR) Northern Mindanao in solidarity with Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) condemns the vandalism of one of their churches in Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City. The group is led by Rt. Rev. Felixberto Calang, bishop of the diocese of Cagayan de Oro (sixth from left, first row).
AN ally of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) yesterday cried foul over graffiti painted within the premises of an IFI church in Cagayan de Oro City in what it construed as vandalism of church property.
In a press conference yesterday, Promotion of Church People’s Response (PCPR) Northern Mindanao co-chairperson Saniboy Limbag said that the graffiti “mocked the messengers of God, despised His words and mocked his prophets.”
Caretakers at an IFI church in Bulua, this city discovered on Monday two sets of graffiti spray-painted on its walls accusing the church as coddlers of the rebel group New People’s Army (NPA).
A staunch ally of IFI, Limbag denied that the church is coddling NPA rebels, saying they were merely following the militant stance of Christ in siding with the margins of society.
“The IFI diocese in Cagayan de Oro under Rt. Rev. Felixberto Calang and Rt. Rev. Antonio Ablon will always stand for peace and justice and champion indigenous rights,” Limbag said.
He pointed out that the Church will always follow Christ’s words for the “fullness of life and have it abundantly,” quoting John 10:10.
With that, Limbag lauded IFI’s continuing efforts not to be undaunted with these challenges and instead remain true to its historical mandate.
“Such acts of cowardice shall not infect the IFI in its mission. We call on the IFI congregation to remain vigilant and steadfast,” he concluded.
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