Palma prods Cebuanos to obey health guidelines for a safe Sinulog 2021

Futch Anthony Inso 12/31/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma is encouraging Cebuanos to obey the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-MEID), the local government unit, and the church…

Palma tells faithful: Continue to pray, don’t let virus stop you

Futch Anthony Inso 12/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma is encouraging the public to continue praying and remain steadfast in their faith, despite the challenges brought by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Palma made this statement after…

Palma to faithful: Don’t lose sight of the true spirit of Christmas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Life-changing challenges, including the coronavirus pandemic, have greatly affected people all over the world including Cebuanos before the Christmas season arrived this year. But the top Roman Catholic figure here urged them not…

Archbishop Palma: The pandemic brought out the generosity in people

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The pandemic may have brought death and pain to many in the past months, but it also has brought out the goodness in people who were all willing to help each other survive…

Palma: Please stop killings, respect life

Futch Anthony Inso 12/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has issued an appeal to stop the spate of senseless killings here in Cebu. Palma made this appeal a day after lawyer Baby Maria Concepcion Landero-Ole was killed by…

Follow IATF policies for Dawn Masses, Palma tells faithful

Futch Anthony Inso 12/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has urged churchgoers to always observe the policies that the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases and the government have implemented concerning Dawn Masses…

Palma on Feast of Immaculate Concepcion: Pray for pandemic to end

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippine — Cebuanos can survive, they can revive This was the homily of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma for the pontifical Mass for the Feast of the Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion on December 8, 2020.…

Quincentennial celebrations for 2021 is a chance to boost Cebu’s tourism – Garcia

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Quincentennial celebration for the arrival of Christianity in the country is a chance for Cebu to boost its tourism industry. This was the statement of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on the ongoing…

Commemorating Cardinal Vidal’s 3rd death anniversary goes online

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A simple, virtual get-together marked the commemoration of the third death anniversary of the late Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal. Present Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma presided the Holy Mass on Sunday morning,…

Activities for Christianity’s quincentenary celebration to extend until 2022 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The activities for the celebration of 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines, which will be centered primarily in Cebu, is expected to extend until 2022.  Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma revealed that due to…

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma welcomes new Papal Nuncio

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma expressed his support for Archbishop Charles John Brown, the new Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines.  Archbishop Brown replaces Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, who vacated the position on November 2019 to…

Palma urges public to offer mass intentions for the dead ahead of Undas 2020

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged the faithful to offer their mass intentions for departed loved ones ahead of the All Souls’ Day 2020.  This is in response to the closure of all cemeteries in the…

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