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Bautista told the Post that Angelo was still a brother in the BSMC congregation despite the allegations and the legal process he had gone through. Bautista however provided contradictory statements regarding Angelo’s religious life throughout the interview. He for example told the Post that he had advised Angelo not to continue his religious life and drop his identity as a Catholic brother, and instead focus on serving the poor after he was informed about Angelo’s alleged sexual abuse against minors. But later he defended Angelo’s membership of the BSMC congregation and repeatedly emphasized that Angelo was still a BSMC brother.
“If he wants to continue serving God, well that is no longer my business but his. It’s his decision. If he is using the name of the religious order, well it depends on him. I cannot stop him,” Bautista said.
Selengkapnya bisa dibaca di artikel How Catholic order from the Philippines set up orphanage where sexual abuse occurred | The Jakarta Post, 16 September 2020. Artikel lengkap versi screenshot bisa diakses di SINI.