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Cardinal Tagle washes, kisses feet of Comelec chairman Bautista, other faithful

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle washed the feet of Commission on Elections officials and representatives of youth, women, religious sisters, and people with disability at the Manila Cathedral on Thursday.

After delivering his Homily, Tagle performed the religious rite on Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista, Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) Coordinator Jun Ochiangco, and ten others including his driver and his family's household help of 30 years.

The rite is usually observed during Maundy Thursday, an imitation of when Jesus washed the feet of his twelve disciples in the Book of John.

Tagle during his Homily said that foot washing proves that service is an integral part of love.

"Bukod sa pagmamahal, pinakita ni Hesus sa paghuhugas ng paa na ang tunay na pag-ibig, may kasamang paglilingkod," Tagle said.

"Ang ating bansa, kailangang makatawid sa isang lipunan na higit na makatarungan, makatotohanan, mapayapa. Pero sana sama-sama tayo," he added.

In a statement issued last week, Tagle said that the ceremony aimed to emphasize the importance of the national elections this coming May.

It also aimed to highlight PWDs, women, religious sisters, and people who serve others.




-with Jannielyn Bigtas/NB, GMA News