As part of the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the province, the Apostolic Vicariate of Palawan will organize an extensive tree planting activity.
Taytay, Bishop of Palawan Broderick Pabillo said the project aims to encourage worshipers to be responsible stewards of the environment. The tree planting project aims to plant 400 trees in each of Palawan’s 64 parishes.
The two Apostolic Vicariates of Palawan consist of 64 parishes and mission stations. More than 25,000 trees are expected to be planted under the tree planting project.
“As we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in Palawan, we will plant 400 trees in each of the parishes as our contribution to preserving the environment,” Bishop Pabillo said in his pastoral letter.
The initiative is a joint project with the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa, led by Bishop Socrates Mesiona.
Bishop Pabillo, who is also the President of the Philippine Catholic Bishops’ Conference – Episcopal Office on Stewardship, said being responsible stewards of the environment continues to be a challenge for the faithful.
“It is part of this responsibility that we cultivate the gift of God not only for ourselves but for the next generation,” the church leader said.
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