By Fr. Bel R. San Luis, SVD
I and some SVD confreres who know Monsignor Arnel Lagarejos, a friend of mine, are shocked by the alleged accusation against him.
We deeply sympathize with him and are in deep pain and solidarity over the harrowing experience he is going through now.
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As the official statement of the Diocese of Antipolo rightly puts it: “Let us refrain from issuing unnecessarily comments that might worsen the situation.”
The statement adds that the diocese assures the public “that we respect the necessary procedures as provided by law in order to further investigate the matter.”
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Let us pray that the truth will come out and pray, too, that Msgr. Lagarejos will overcome this most difficult test and tribulation he is going through.
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