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New Manila archbishop opts to keep line open with Malacañang

Protecting human rights will be a key mission for the Manila archdiocese’s new shepherd, but wants the opportunity to have an open line of communication with Malacañang.

Cardinal Jose Advincula made the comments in a recorded interview with one of his priests in Capiz that was released to the media on Wednesday.

The statement comes amid expectations that he will tackle human rights issues and will continue to be a voice for the poor.

“I foresee to maintain an open line of communication with Malacañang,” said Advincula, who just turned 69 March 30.

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Faith still strong among Catholics in Kidapawan despite pandemic: Bishop Bagaforo

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Kung si Kidapawan Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo, DD ang tatanungin, nanatili aniyang buhay at buo ang pananampalataya ng mga katoliko sa panginoon lalong lalo na ngayong panahon ng pandemya kung saan nasusubok rin ang katatagan ng mga katoliko.

Sinabi ito ni Bishop Bagaforo kasabay ng selebrasyon ng ika 500 taong pagpapalaganap ng kristyanismo sa bansa ngayong taon.

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Former Tacurong employee now a priest

TACURONG CITY - Former employee of Tacurong City LGU now a priest. Rev. Rino P. Lacar used to work as ordinary employee of the City Trearurer's Office.

While there, his calling pushed him to enter the seminary and is now a priest.  Cotabato Archbishop Angelito Lampon, OMI, DD ordained him to the priesthood today.

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Bishop asks people to pray for more Covid-19 vaccines in PH

A church official called on the faithful to pray that more Covid-19 vaccines will be accessible for Filipinos as soon as possible.

Military Bishop Oscar Florencio, vice chairman of the bishops’ Commission on Health Care, said that more people need to be inoculated to protect the country’s population.

“We pray that the next deliveries of vaccines will be speedy because it’s the lives of our people that are at stake here,” Florencio said.

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Cebu archbishop tests positive for Covid-19

Archbishop Jose Palma of Cebu has tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, making him the seventh Filipino prelate to contract the disease.

The archdiocese made the announcement on Friday following confirmation from swab and laboratory results.

Monsignor Joseph Tan, spokesman of the archdiocese, said that Palma is now under the medical care at the Perpetual Succour Hospital in Cebu.

“The archbishop remains in a stable condition. Let us all pray for his steady and speedy recovery,” Tan said.

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500 Years of Christianity: Dioceses to designate ‘jubilee churches’

Catholic dioceses across the country will designate “jubilee churches” for the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines.

Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of the bishops’ conference, said dioceses will kick off the jubilee year by opening the pilgrim churches’ “holy door” on April 4.

“The jubilee year would open on Easter Sunday, remembering on this day the first recorded Eucharist celebrated in our land,” Valles said.

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CBCP lauds gov't move to prioritize poor Pinoys in vaccination

MANILA – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)-Episcopal Commission for Bioethics lauded the government for considering the less fortunate Filipinos to be prioritized in the national coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination program.

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With faith comes responsibility, bishop tells devotees

On the eve of the Black Nazarene feast, a Catholic bishop called on devotees to observe health protocols and reminded them that with acts of faith comes responsibility.

As Covid-19 pandemic continues, Auxiliary Bishop Nolly Buco of Antipolo urged the devotees to do their part as Christian believers.

He said people cannot claim their right to worship if they cannot observe their duties and obligations.

“We have to cooperate as believers because we want to be an instrument to maintain the health of each other,” Buco said.

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Cotabato Cathedral announces new anticipated mass sked

Updates for anticipated Mass new schedule:

Starting this Saturday - January 9, 2021

5:30AM - Tagalog Mass

8:15AM - English Mass

9:30AM - Cebuano Mass

11:30AM - English Mass

4:15PM - Tagalog Mass

5:30PM - English Mass

Reminders:

> Wear face mask

> Bring digital ID

> Social distancing

> Not yet allowed the children 13 years old below and those vulnerable Senior Citizens inside the Church during Holy Mass.

* Weekly Regular Mass at 5:30AM and 5:30PM

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Pope Francis calls for ‘vaccines for all’ as he gives Christmas Urbi et Orbi blessing

VATICAN— Giving his traditional Christmas “Urbi et Orbi” blessing Friday, Pope Francis called for coronavirus vaccines to be made available to the world’s neediest people.

The pope made a special appeal to leaders to grant the poor access to vaccines against the virus which has claimed more than 1.7 million lives worldwide as of Dec. 25.

He said: “Today, in this time of darkness and uncertainty because of the pandemic, several lights of hope appear, such as the discoveries of vaccines.”

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