Manila archdiocese’s Pabillo named apostolic vicar in Taytay, Palawan

(Philstar.com) – June 29, 2021 – 7:59pm

MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis has named Bishop Broderick Pabillo, who was referred to as Manila archdiocese’s vocal caretaker in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, to guide the Catholic Church in Taytay in Palawan. 

The Holy See on Tuesday introduced that the Pope tapped the 66-year-old as the brand new vicar apostolic of the Palawan municipality.

Pabillo was apostolic administrator of the influential Archdiocese of Manila from February 2020 as much as June 24, 2021. He was given the function after Francis referred to as Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to guide the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. 

As caretaker, Pabillo led over three million Catholics for greater than a 12 months into the well being disaster that has gripped the capital area laborious.

He spoke out on numerous nationwide points in his homilies and denounced the Duterte administration’s bloody struggle on medication as an “utter failure.”

“Have our police and authorities not realized that accusing, mendacity, and killing won’t work?” he mentioned in Filipino on March 14. “What number of hundreds have been killed, many who have been kids and girls as collateral harm, however did that clear up the drug drawback?”

In that month, Pabillo additionally hit a sweeping ban on spiritual gatherings which coincided with Holy Week, thought to be among the many most vital days within the predominantly Catholic nation.

Authorities then solely restricted going to locations of worship amid a brand new surge in COVID-19 infections that despatched Metro Manila and 4 provinces to stricter lockdown. 

Pabillo’s stint as apostolic administrator ended after Jose Cardinal Advincula was put in as Manila’s new archbishop, greater than a 12 months for the reason that publish was vacant. 

In his new function, he’ll lead Catholics in Taytay whose inhabitants was at over 75,000 per the 2015 census.

An apostolic vicariate is a group the place a diocese has but to be established, and whose pastoral care is given to a vicar.

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