Palma to Cebu City officials: Be prayerful, mindful of your constituents’ hopes, dreams

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As the new Cebu City government officials took their oath of office on Thursday, June 30, 2022, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma reminded them to be prayerful, good public servants, and mindful about their…

Palma to faithful: Be thankful, pray for your mother!

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/08/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — “Be thankful to God for your mother!” This was Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma’s message at his homily during the celebration of the Mass of the feast of St. Joseph at the National Shrine…

Palma: Priests are allowed to express political views outside of church

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said that as the elections drew nearer, more and more clergy would be inclined to express personal political views. Palma said that priests had the right to express their…

Papal Nuncio to be in Cebu for the closing of 500 YOC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles Brown, will be in Cebu on April 24, 2022 for the closing activities of the 500 years of Christianity (YOC) in the country. The 500th…

Palma: Return of Lenten activities in Cebu should see return of pilgrims, tourists

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said that the return of Lenten activities in Cebu would also bring back pilgrims and tourism industry. The archbishop said Cebu boasts of many religious sites such as churches…

Palma to Cebuano faithful: Stand up in faith this 2022

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — This 2022, Cebuanos must rise again amid the tragedies through faith in God.  This was the message of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma in his homily for the New Year’s Eve Mass to welcome…

Cebu officially starts 500 Years of Christianity celebrations

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Years of preparations have finally come to a fruition as Cebu on Easter Sunday, April 4, officially began the celebrations for the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines (500 YOC).  Dozens of…

Palma: Resurrected Christ will bring light to this dark world

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Jesus Christ is the light that will end the darkness to this world, so hold on in faith. This was the reminder of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma in his homily for the Easter…

Archbishop Palma is COVID-19 positive

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has proven positive to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The Archdiocese of Cebu has released a statement saying that the archbishop is in stable condition in a hospital in…

As Lenten season starts, Palma reminds Catholics not to forget its ‘essence and tradition’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—As the season of Lent began, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma reminded devotees here of its real essence and tradition.  Palma officiated a virtual Ash Wednesday Mass last February 17, 2021, which was attended only by…

Archbishop Palma set to get out of hospital, to preside over Fiesta Señor Mass this Sunday

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma will still preside over the Pontifical Mass for the culmination of Fiesta Señor 2021 this Sunday, January 17. Msgr. Joseph Tan, spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Cebu, confirmed to…

Cebu archbishop in hospital for COVID-19 symptoms but Church exec says ‘no need to worry’

Ador Vincent Mayol - Senior Reporter / @inquirervisayas 01/15/2021

CEBU CITY—Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma was taken to the hospital after showing COVID-19 symptoms, mainly cough and cold. But Msgr. Joseph Tan, spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Cebu, said there was no need to worry. “He is…

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