Ex-CBCP president Oscar Cruz died due to COVID-19 — Church official

By: Catherine Gonzales - Inquirer.net | August 26,2020 - 01:44 PM

MANILA, Philippines — Former president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Oscar Cruz died due to “multi organ failure caused by critical COVID-19 infection,” Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas revealed.

The CBCP earlier announced that Cruz, who was the Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Emeritus, died Wednesday morning at the age of 85 due to a “lingering illness.”

READ: Lingayen-Dagupan archbishop emeritus Oscar Cruz dies at 85

“Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz, Archbishop Emeritus of Lingayen Dagupan, died in the grace of the Lord today August 26, 2020 at 6:45 in the morning, due to multi organ failure caused by critical COVID19 infection, at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City,” Villegas said in a Facebook post.

“Following health protocols, his mortal remains will be cremated immediately,” he added.

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