Sunday, March 11, 2012

A tribute to Cardinal Sanchez, by Sen. Francisco Tatad

His Eminence José Tomás Cardinal Sanchez, the fifth Filipino to be elevated to the cardinalate (in 1991), the only Filipino ever to serve as Secretary and as Prefect of a Vatican Dicastery, and a prelate who had the privilege of being the Coadjutor and successor to the eminent Servant of God, Msgr. Alfredo Maria Obviar, as Bishop of Lucena, died on the morning of March 9, 2012, only 8 days before his 92nd birthday.

The following is a tribute to the late Cardinal, written by former Philippine Senator and pro-life advocate Francisco Tatad: 

In Memoriam - Jose Cardinal Sanchez (F. Tatad)

With the passing of Cardinal Sanchez, there are only two Filipino Cardinals left: the 81-year-old Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, Archbishop Emeritus of Cebu, and Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, who will turn 80 later this year. 

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