Church leaders have become social media ‘martyrs’: Villegas

MANILA- Church leaders have become “martyrs in social media” whenever they speak on political issues, Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said on Easter Sunday.
In his Easter message, Villegas lamented how bishops and priests are either ignored or confronted with online trolls whenever they speak on political issues.
“We bishops have become martyrs in social media. We are killed a thousand times; our trolls are in the thousands. When we speak they want us muted. When we oppose they want us maimed. When we stand for life, they want us dead,” he said.


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