Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila has asked the students to never bully others or allow bullying to happen in their schools or anywhere near them.
In his homily during the Mass of the Holy Spirit at the Manila Cathedral, he noted ton on June 19, 2019, the growing phenomenon of bullying, especially online. “Gossiping, vulgarity, to underestimate others, spreading fake news, and bullying are not the works of the Holy Spirit,” an article posted on Radio Veritas’ website quoted Tagle as saying.
Instead, he called on students to tap modern communication to spread the Gospel.
“Don’t be shy to proclaim Jesus,” he said.
Addressing the teachers, the cardinal urged them to expand not only their students’ intellectual dimension but also the human heart.
Catholics schools are called to lead their students to Jesus, according to him.
“Whatever is the subject matter, make sure that what you are teaching are ideas and concepts that lead the students to God,” Tagle added.