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Cardinal Jose Advincula of Manila. PHOTO COURTESY OF RCAM-AOC

By CBCP News
September 18, 2021
Manila, Philippines

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines on Saturday has asked people to pray for the quick recovery of Cardinal Jose Advincula from Covid-19.

In a statement, CBCP President Archbishop Romulo Valles asked for prayers so that Advincula “can resume his important ministry” in the Church.

“We extend our prayers of fast recovery, complete healing, and good health to Cardinal Advincula,” Valles said. “We assure him of our closeness with him with our love, support and prayers.”

The CBCP head also asked his fellow bishops to offer Masses for the fast healing of the 69-year old Manila archbishop.

“I ask my brother bishops to please include in all our daily Mass intentions the full recovery of our dear Cardinal,” Valles said.

“We bring all our prayer to the Lord and to our Blessed Mother for an end to this pandemic, for all those who are sick, and those who care for them,” he added.

The Manila archdiocese on Friday night announced that the cardinal tested positive for Covid-19 and experiencing mild symptoms.

“He is in quarantine, observing strict protocols,” the archdiocese said. “Doctors are also monitoring his condition.”