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CBCP head visits Napoles

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MANILA, May 15, 2014— The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) visits alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles, urging her to tell the truth about the controversy.

The visit took place on Monday, May 12 at the Ospital ng Makati where Napoles is currently confined after she underwent an hysterectomy operation, which removed her entire uterus and both ovaries.

CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas, President said the family of Napoles requested for prayers and blessings for her fast recovery.

“As a priest, I went. But I told her the blessing will only give healing if she tells the whole truth without being selective,” Villegas said on Thursday.

“I prayed that she may take courage to tell all she knows. Do not be afraid of the truth,” he said

The CBCP head earlier called on those investigating the P10-billion pork barrel scam to “cross-check” the supposed lists of conspirators that are coming out recently.

“If you want to authenticate the document that you have, you have to cross-check it with other sources and references and then you can come up a certain degree of certainty that this one is the authentic, this one is less accurate, and so on,” Villegas said.

The Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan also said that aside from the said lists, investigators should also explore all possible avenues to discover those involved in the anomaly “because if you name just one, you will exclude the others.”

“As long as there is a source that is available, you should explore that,” he said. (CBCPNews)


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