San Beda Law school dean Slams CBCP for making De Lima poster girl for human rights

San Beda Law school dean slams CBCP for making De Lima poster girl for human rights

Fr. Ranhilio Aquino, dean of the San Beda College of Law criticizes the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines’ (CBCP) for choosing Senator Leila de Lima as its primary advocate of human rights.

“Why not invite a moral theologian? Why not invite an international law expert? Why de Lima at a time that she is under fire? The priests could have made a better choice,” Aquino said.

He said he is not amenable on CBCP’s seeming glorification of De Lima, especially after a photo of the senator speaking at the pulpit after a mass was held at the CBCP headquarters’ chapel.

It can be remembered that De Lima spoke about her opposition to the capital punishment after the mass.

“There are others who could have been invited to speak against the death penalty,” Aquino said to a netizen who asked on whether it was right for a politician to use the chapel to speak on their advocacies.

Lately, senator De Lima has been visiting distinguished Catholic schools in Metro Manila to talk about human rights and death penalty.


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