Retired Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales to make a saint
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After shepherding the Catholic Church’s “primatial see” in the country, retired Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales is focusing on another job: Saint-making.
Rosales said he would try to help the cause for beatification of the late Lucena Bishop Alfredo Obviar—who has already been declared a “Servant of God” by the Catholic Church—by writing a book about him.
“Pray that I will be able to write the book,” Rosales told reporters in an interview.
Besides serving as Lucena bishop from 1959 to 1976, Obviar also founded the Missionary Catechists of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus.
“I will be writing, praying or I might be teaching but I’ll have to see If I can still do that. I no longer want to be pinned down by schedules. I might also do some gardening,” he said.
Rome named Imus Bishop Luis Antonio Tagle, one of the leading Catholic theologians in the country, as the new head of the Archdiocese of Manila, which is considered the country’s primatial see.
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