Circular No. 2023 – 16
9 February 2023
TO: ALL CLERGY, RELIGIOUS MEN AND WOMEN, RCAM-ES SCHOOLS, COMMISSIONS, MINISTRIES, OFFICES AND LAY COLLABORATORS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: APPOINTMENT OF THE NEW VICAR GENERAL AND VICE MODERATOR CURIAE
Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Greetings of peace in the Lord!
I am pleased to inform you that His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula appointed REV. FR. REGINALD R. MALICDEM as VICAR GENERAL and VICE MODERATOR CURIAE of the Archdiocese of Manila. The appointment will take effect on 15 February 2023.
As Vicar General, Fr. Malicdem will assist the Archbishop in the governance of the archdiocese (Canon 475 § 1). As Vice Moderator Curiae, together with the Moderator Curiae, he “under the authority of the bishop, is to coordinate those things which pertain to the treatment of administrative affairs and to take care that the other members of the curia properly fulfill the office entrusted to them” (Canon 473 § 2).
Rev. Msgr. Jose Clemente F. Ignacio will continue to serve as Vicar General and Moderator Curiae of the Archdiocese of Manila.
Let us pray for Fr. Malicdem as he takes on his new mission.
Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.
Sincerely in the Lord Jesus.
CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.