The diocese has already been promoting eco-initiatives focused on raising awareness and protecting forests.
Fr. Estores warned about certain Facebook pages that appear to operate on behalf of the episcopal see as well as its head pastor, Bishop Mercado.
“We will not forget how blatantly he dismissed the merits of renewable energy sources in his 2013 SONA,” said Gerry Arances.
“The crime of forced conversion and marriage is common, but receives little attention from the local police or civil authorities,” Mahnaz said.
Tarfa is now in the care of the local social services.
Archbishop Villegas said the Good News contains “a great mystery only the humble can understand.”
"The incident took place at around 2:45 a.m. on Monday," the church's reverend Joni Teguh Haryadi told The Jakarta Post.
The bishop-elect is presently Pastor and Director of the diocesan Department for Evangelization and Professor of the Major Seminary.