Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Cory taught Filipinos to be ’socially engaged’

CORAZON “Cory” Aquino showed Catholics the need to be socially engaged, a bishop told a memorial service marking the first anniversary of the death of the late president.

Aquino showed that “as Catholics we should be socially engaged, that piety is not just prayer, but is for social transformation,” Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan told ucanews.com after an anniversary Mass on Aug. 1.

Some 2,000 government officials, community and business leaders joined the Aquino family and friends at the St. Benilde gymnasium of La Salle Green Hills for the Mass commemorating Aquino’s death after a battle with colon cancer.

“Like a whirlwind, the wake and the funeral of President Cory awakened in us a new spirit of nationalism, a resurrection of lost pride as Filipinos,” Villegas said in his homily.

© Full report at ucanews.com

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