The Bishop of Penang, the Right Reverend Bishop Antony Selvanayagam, issued a message regarding the 2008 General Election in a pastoral letter dated February 17, 2008 through the Diocese of Penang website. In the letter addressed to all Fathers, Religious and Lay Faithfuls of the Roman Catholic Church, he said that voting is the sacred Christian duty of all Catholics. He also outlined five points to guide Catholics in casting their votes wisely.
As Christians, we must send out the message loud and clear that we do not take lightly to the action by certain parties to dictate how we should practice our faith. Lets make our voices heard and ensure that the freedom to practice the religion of our choice is not scuttled in any way.
The Bishop’s letter and the election message from the Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) can be viewed from the following links:
Letter from the Right Reverend Bishop Antony Selvanayagam
(MS Word format)
Election message from the Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM)
(Adobe PDF format)