Thursday, October 13, 2011


Last June, Cebu was held in the limelight because of the election of Most Rev. Jose Palma as New CBCP President.

After four months, it is Manila's turn.

‎"His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI appointed me, a humble servant, to succeed His Eminence Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales to the Metropolitan See of Manila. I face this heavy responsibility with much trepidation. Leaving the Diocese of Imus, my beloved home, at the threshold of its Golden Jubilee is not easy. But faith in the gracious Lord and love of the Church give me strength. I know that I would find much good will and zeal for mission in the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Manila. In our openness to the Holy Spirit, we could render a joyful and robust witness to Jesus Christ, all for the glory of the Father and the good of the Church and of society, especially of the poor. I entrust the Archdiocese of Manila and my ministry to the loving care of our Lady, Mary Immaculate."

ONE WITH YOU joins the whole Catholic Community in the Archdiocese and Metropolitan Province of Manila as it exults on the appointment of its new Archbishop-elect, 

From being the pastor of the Diocese of Imus, to him is now entrusted the wider and richer community that is the Archdiocese of Manila, with its suffragan dioceses and communities. With his skill and bright theological competence, we are sure that he will lead the Archdiocese towards the greater achievement of proclaiming God's kingdom on Earth.

Congratulations, (Arch)Bishop Chito! Mabuhay ka!

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