Fortich exhibit Feb. 12

The the late Bishop Antonio Fortich*

The University of Saint La Salle is holding an exhibit on the life of the longest-serving bishop of the Diocese of Bacolod which will be launched in line with the commemoration of EDSA People Power anniversary on February 12.

The exhibit entitled “Fortich: A Man for All Seasons” aims to feature the life and legacy of the late Bishop Antonio Fortich at the USLS Museo De La Salle from Feb. 12 to 29.

USLS, in a press release, said that the event aims to feature the life and the works of Bishop Fortich in the Church in Negros during the Martial Law Regime from 1970s to 1980s and the principles of Catholic Social Teachings.

“He is recognized for being a staunch defender of human rights against the atrocities of the Marcos regime”, the press release said, adding “He has contributed significantly to the development of the Church in Negros, as well as teaching proper socio-political consciousness to the faithful.”

The exhibit will feature sections on Principles of Catholic Social Responsibility, Negros in the 80s and 90s, Bishop Fortich, Legacy of Bishop Fortich, and an interactive activity.

The 2-week exhibit will also include a Diokno Lecture Series and a Requiem Mass for Fortich.*

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