Archbishop Romulo Valles, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines President has called on the faithful to pray for the recovery of Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula who was infected with COVID-19.
“We extend our prayers of fast recovery, complete healing, and good health to Cardinal Advincula. We assure him of our closeness with him with our love, support and prayers,” Archbishop Valles said in a statement released by CBCP last Saturday, September 18, 2021.
“I also ask my brother bishops to please include in all our daily Mass intentions the full recovery of our dear Cardinal,” he said.
“We also entreat the faithful to pray for the good Cardinal so that he can resume his important ministry in the Archdiocese of Manila and the universal Church,” he added.
The Archdiocese of Manila Chancery Office has released a statement on Friday, September 17, 2021, confirming that the Archbishop of Manila has tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the statement, Cardinal Advincula is in quarantine and is observing strict protocol. The doctors are also monitoring him on his way to recovery. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)