Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal Monday said further talks between the Catholic Church and Malacañang on the reproductive health (RH) bill would be futile since President Benigno Aquino III had made up his mind on the controversial issue.
“If he has already such a decision, what is the dialogue for? I don’t see any point for the dialogue,” the recently retired prelate said over Church-run Radio Veritas. “When you are into a dialogue, there should be no stand yet, but with the stand that they have already made, there’s no need for it.”
Viewed by the Church as a measure that would promote the use of condoms and abortion, the pending bill has divided the overwhelmingly Catholic country.
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