Friday, January 17, 2014

Statement of the GPH Peace Panel in Talks with the MILF On the appointment of Cotabato Archbishop Orlando B. Quevedo as Cardinal by Pope Francis




From the Website of OPPAP
links:  
http://www.opapp.gov.ph/milf/news/statement-gph-peace-panel-talks-milf-appointment-cotabato-archbishop-orlando-b-quevedo




Statement of the GPH Peace Panel in Talks with the MILF On the appointment of Cotabato Archbishop Orlando B. Quevedo as Cardinal by Pope Francis


The Government of the Philippines (GPH) negotiating panel congratulates Cotabato Archbishop Orlando B. Quevedo for his elevation by Pope Francis to the College of Cardinals. Indeed, his appointment is a wonderful blessing–a portent of many positive developments to come as we push for peace in the south. It reflects the recognition that the Vatican gives to the peace process in Mindanao, our very own contribution to the global call of Pope Francis to work for peace.
Cardinal Quevedo is a beacon of hope, and his new role will surely augur well to the Mindanao peace process. A Mindanawon, he deeply understands the diverse causes of the conflict that has tormented his homeland for decades. 
Throughout the decades, Cardinal Quevedo actively promoted interreligious dialogue among the tri-people (Christians, Muslims and Lumads), which is one of the cornerstones of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate’s mission in Mindanao, in line with the efforts to achieve just and lasting peace in the island. 
Directly and indirectly, Cardinal Quevedo has accompanied the GPH Panel in the highs and lows of the political negotiations. He always provided encouragement and support to us during challenging times.
We believe that as a Cardinal, he will do even greater things to help achieve our people’s desired peace.
We pray and sincerely wish him all the best as we all strive to foster a culture of peace not just in the communities but, more importantly, in the hearts of everyone regardless of creed and culture. #





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