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Byline: Tonette Orejas, Inquirer Central Luzon and Dona Pazzibugan
MORE THAN HIS PREVIOUS FORAY INTO LOCAL POLITICS, Pampanga Gov. Eddie Panlilios bid for the countrys highest office has elicited worried, angry and even outraged reactions from his superiors and fellow priests in the Catholic Church and from Church members.
San Fernando Archbishop Paciano Aniceto angrily rejected Panlilios plans to run for president and leave the priesthood.
He is drifting from his original priestly mission. A priest is a servant of the city of God, not of the city of man, said Aniceto, Panlilios immediate superior who strongly objected when Panlilio, a priest for 29 years, ran for governor in 2007.
Banjo Serrano, president of the parish pastoral council in Guagua town, said that while many Catholics in his hometown were not necessarily …