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Philippine Church leaders move to end charging fees

MANILA (UCAN): More Philippine bishops are taking steps to remove fees for sacraments and other services. The latest to make the move is Bishop Ruperto Santos of Balanga, who issued a circular on March 12 ordering the removal of fees for funeral Masses and blessings in his diocese. Priests were told not to charge fees for Masses even in private memorial chapels.
“Financial obligations from the perspective of the Church are not of prime importance and must not be a burden,” the bishop explained.

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