The pastoral work continues for Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula amidst the quarantine restrictions in the Archdiocese of Manila due to the pandemic.
In his interview with Radio Veritas’ segment, Pastoral Visit-On-Air last August 17, Cardinal Advincula stated that there are certain adjustments to be considered in learning the situation of the Archdiocese given that the health safety protocols still strongly discourage face-to-face communications.
“Nitong nakalipas na araw marami ang kinancel na face to face na celebration ng misa, alang-alang sa mga tao at sa akin din. So, ang ginawa ko sa mga araw na ito ay nakipag zoom meeting ako sa ating mga pari upang kahit paano malaman ko ang sitwasyon nila at ating mga parishes,” he said.
The cardinal emphasized that as there are uncertainties to become a ‘carrier’ of the virus because of the risks, he reminded the faithful to keep themselves safe in the pandemic as it also reflects social responsibility and even for the welfare of others.
“I feel uneasy having that kind of meeting. Mas preferred ko ang face to face pero wala tayog magawa kailangan na mag-ingat tayo sa ating sarili. Halimbawa baka ako rin ang ‘carrier ng virus kasi hindi natin alam, hindi natin nakikita ang ating kalaban. Kaya kailangan natin magtulungan upang hindi natin ma-spread ang ‘invisible enemy’ natin ngayon,” he added.
Cardinal Advincula shared that in the span of two months he was able to meet the 10 out of 13 Vicariates in the Archdiocese to be followed by the Archdiocesan Commissions. Also, the cardinal was able to meet virtually the clergy of the Archdiocese while the ongoing pastoral visit progresses for more than 90 parishes in the Archdiocese of Manila. (Hazel Boquiren/RCAM-AOC | Photo File of RCAM-AOC)