Corona: Easter began with the story of persecution
In his Easter Sunday message,
He said the persecution of Christ reflects what people go through nowadays “where the temple of justice is shaken by tectonic plates of political expediency, and in a government where leaders take away the rights of others to give in to the demands of the mob.”
In Malacanang, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte gave a short message: “We’re not aware that the Chief Justice traditionally releases an Easter message. Having said that, no comment.”
This is not the first time that the chief justice gave an Easter message, which is something similar to the tradition of other government officials. His Easter message today is given more meaning, however, because of the trial that he alleged was the handiwork of Malacanang.
and principles to the point of risking everything for them.”
He added: “The message of a Risen Christ gives us strength, hope and solace. This occasion therefore is a welcome opportunity for us to reaffirm our courage and thank the Almighty for His unceasing grace as we face an unknown tomorrow and uncertain future.”
He said the promise of Easter gives the people the resolve to “overcome hate and division and help us tread the path of peace and faith towards a society free from poverty, violence and injustice.”