Malacañang provided updates on the President’s recently concluded meeting with Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).
Secretary Roque said the meeting, which was held in the Palace, lasted for about 30 minutes.
“Sinabi nga po ng Pangulo na matapos niyang makausap si Archbishop Valles ay hindi na po siya magsasalita tungkol sa Simbahan sa panandalian,” Roque cited.
“One of the things that the President did mention was given that there is separation of Church and State, huwag naman sanang gamitin ang pulpito para batikusin ‘yung kanyang administrasyon,” he added.
On the other hand, the Spokesperson clarified that the planned dialogue between the government and Church officials would still push through, with the CBCP expected to form a panel that will conduct talks with the committee headed by Roque.