- Oct 29, 2020
One of Pope Francis’ top collaborators and a future papal contender, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Vatican said Friday.
Bishop Broderick Pabillo, Manila Archdiocese’s apostolic administrator, has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the most prominent churchman in the Philippines to contract the disease.
A priest in the Philippines who became famous in 2017 for his heroics during a kidnapping by Islamic terrorists, died on Wednesday from a heart attack.
Bishop Broderick Pabillo, apostolic administrator of Manila, defended a recent pastoral letter issued by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines criticizing the Philippines’ newly passed anti-terrorism law.
For the first time nearly three months, Filipino faithful were able to attend the Mass of the First Friday devotion at the Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Manila.
Pope Francis has appointed a new administrator of the Manila Archdiocese following the Feb. 9 departure of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to assume a new post at the Vatican.