Pabillo’s set up as northern Palawan bishop set on August 19

Bishop Broderick Pabillo arrives on the sanctuary of the Manila Cathedral to preside over a Holy Mass. File photograph from Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN Information

MANILA – Bishop Broderick Pabillo is ready to start his new function because the apostolic vicar of Taytay, Palawan in August after serving as Manila’s helping bishop for 15 years. 

In an interview with Church-run Radio Veritas on Tuesday, Fr. Rey Aguanta, who’s presently serving because the vicariate’s administrator, mentioned that they’re now getting ready for the arrival of Pabillo, together with the protocols to be noticed because of the menace of COVID-19. 

He mentioned primarily based on earlier conferences, Pabillo’s set up will likely be on August 19. 

“Nagmi-meeting pa rin kami mga pari pero ang baseline po natin sa August 19 ang set up sa St. Joseph Cathedral,” Aguanta mentioned. 

[The priests are still conducting meetings but our baseline is that the installation will be held on August 19.]

Final June, the Vatican introduced that Pope Francis picked Pabillo to steer the vicariate in northern Palawan. 

The Catholic Church’s Code of Canon Regulation outlined an apostolic vicariate as an ecclesiastical territory which “has not but been established as a diocese as a result of particular circumstances and which, to be shepherded, is entrusted to an apostolic vicar or apostolic prefect who governs it within the identify of the Supreme Pontiff.” 

Pabillo has been serving because the auxiliary bishop of Manila since his appointment in 2006. 

This would be the first time that the 66-year-old bishop can have his personal ecclesiastical jurisdiction to steer. 

Established in 2002, the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay is taken into account a mission territory. 

“The Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan is among the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdiction inside the Metropolitan of Manila, barely 19 years outdated and I’d say the poorest when it comes to materials sources,” Pabillo mentioned throughout the announcement of his appointment on the Manila Cathedral. 

However the outspoken bishop mentioned he’s grateful for the chance to work nearer with the poor after years of ministry within the capital’s archdiocese. 

“I thank the Holy Father that within the close to twilight of my life I’m nonetheless given an opportunity to work in a mission territory and to to stay poor among the many poor, the fisherfolks, the subsistent farmers, and the indigenous peoples,” he added. 

Pabillo is thought for not mincing phrases in his homilies and statements, criticizing among the authorities’s insurance policies, together with the violent struggle towards medication of President Rodrigo Duterte. 

When Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle left Manila after he was transferred in Rome to steer the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Pabillo quickly led the archdiocese. 

It was throughout the time when the COVID-19 pandemic started and church buildings have been compelled to close down amid lockdowns set by the federal government. 

It got here to some extent when Pabillo examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus. 

For now, the bishop mentioned he’s trying ahead to visiting areas below his new jurisdiction. 

“Ang nilo-look ahead ko doon ay yung makita yung mga lugar ng mga pari kasi di ko pa alam saan sila nakatira. Kaya ang concept ko bisitahin muna sila at makita ang kanilang kalagayan, tamang kalagayan nila,” Pabillo mentioned in an interview with the Archdiocese of Manila’s Workplace of Communications.

“Ako’y excited na makita sila sana excited din sila na matanggap ako doon. Sana maging bukas sila sa mga pagbisita ko.” 

[I’m looking forward in visiting the priests and where they live. I think I should visit them first and see their situation. I’m excited to see them and I hope they’re excited to see me as well. I hope they are open to my visit.] 


Bishop Broderick Pabillo, Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay, northern Palawan, Archdiocese of Manila,


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