Home National News Manila priests ordered to pray for new archbishop

Manila priests ordered to pray for new archbishop

By Ferdinand Patinio


MANILA — The Archdiocese of Manila on Tuesday ordered all of its priests to say the “Prayer for a New Archbishop” as the Vatican has yet to appoint Archbishop-Emeritus Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle’s successor.

In Circular 2020-10, Fr. Reginald Malicdem, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Manila, directed churches under the archdiocese to recite the prayer during Masses.

“The ‘Prayer for a New Archbishop’ is to be prayed in our Masses, after the Post-Communion Prayer,” Malicdem said in the order.
The prayer, written in both English and Filipino, can be viewed at the Archdiocese of Manila – Office of Communications Facebook page.

On Sunday, the See of Manila has been rendered vacant (sede vacante) after Tagle left for Rome to assume his new assignment as Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

He was appointed by Pope Francis to the post on Dec. 8, 2019.

On Monday, the Vatican appointed Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila.
He will serve the position until a new archbishop is installed. (PNA)


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -


Lacson defends anti-terror bill from critics

By Jose Cielito Reganit   MANILA – The Anti-Terrorism Bill passed by the Senate has enough legal safeguards against perceived abuses that may be committed during its...

Solon urges NSWMC to provide list of non-eco-friendly products

By Filane Mikee Cervantes   MANILA – Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda on Thursday urged the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) to formulate a list of non-environmentally...

Parlade renews call for CHR to take action vs. Reds’ atrocities

By Priam Nepomuceno   MANILA – A ranking military official called on the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) anew to take action against atrocities of the New...

DOT ramps up tourism marketing in int’l, local markets

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz   MANILA – The Department of Tourism (DOT) is set to ramp up its marketing of the country’s tourism industry amid the...

No need for Duterte’s guidance on unaired ad refund: Palace

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA – Broadcast firm ABS-CBN Corp. need not seek President Rodrigo Duterte’s guidance on how to donate the PHP2.6 million refund the...