Faithful urged: Preserve Holy Week’s solemnity, celebrate traditions with family

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma is encouraging the faithful to keep the next days solemn through prayer and sacrifice as they celebrate the Holy Week. The prelate said in a press conference on Holy…

Palma on Duterte’s change of heart about threats on priests: I hope, pray he’s serious

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said that the recent pronouncement of President Rodrigo Duterte to stop the death threats against Catholic bishops and priests was some kind of conversion. “I also believe that this should be…

Military prelate urges cops to continue fight against drugs

Nestle L. Semilla 09/18/2018

Bishop Oscar Jaime Florencio, the apostolic administrator of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines, encouraged the police to continue their campaign against illegal drugs. The bishop, however, reminded police to officers to act within the bounds of…

Vidal procession and funeral drew 55K crowd

Nestle L. Semilla 10/26/2017

  ABOUT 55,000 attended the funeral procession and burial of Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal on Thursday. Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral opened at exactly 7 a.m. and 5,000 people were already waiting outside. The number steadily rose…

Cabanatuan prelate condemns killing of teen found in Nueva Ecija

Inquirer 09/09/2017

  THE Diocese of Cabanatuan strongly condemned the killing of 14-year-old Reynaldo de Guzman and the government’s bloody war on drugs that allegedly resulted in the mounting death toll that include a number of teenagers. In a…

Cebu bishop is new prelate for military, police forces

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 07/06/2017

POPE Francis appointed Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Florencio as the concurrent apostolic administrator of the Military Ordinariate. “The appointment is concurrent, so he will both serve as military administrator and at the same time continue to function…

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