Bishop to Sainthood Pilgrims: Don’t Go ‘TnT’ in Italy

MANILA--Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) urged Filipino pilgrims who will be attending the canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod in Rome, Italy this October not to become “TnTs” or undocumented immigrants, reports Some 1,000 delegates from Cebu alone are expected to attend the canonization rites.

Palma said if Filipinos become “illegal immigrants in Italy” the Italian government’s trust in the Philippine Church could be eroded. The CBCP had assured the Italian Embassy in the Philippines--which provided visas to pilgrims--that it "provided all the precautions, orientations and catechesis to the pilgrims.” –Sept. 24,2012