The Catholic faith was introduced to the Philippines by Spanish colonists in the sixteenth century. Some 400 years later, in 1960, Rufino J. Santos, the Archbishop of Manila, became the first Filipino cardinal.
Who are the Philippine Cardinals?
Aside from Advincula, there are only three living Filipino cardinals: Quevedo, Rosales, and Tagle, who is currently the prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
Can a bishop be married?
Bishops must be unmarried men or widowers; a married man cannot become a bishop. … In most Orthodox traditions and in some Eastern Catholic Churches men who are already married may be ordained priests, but priests may not marry after ordination.
How many cardinals do we have in our country?
As of 29 July 2021, there are 220 cardinals, 123 of whom are cardinal electors. The most recent consistory for the creation of cardinals was held on 28 November 2020, when Pope Francis created 13 cardinals, including 9 cardinal electors.
Why poverty is still rampant in the Philippines?
The main causes of poverty in the country include the following: low to moderate economic growth for the past 40 years; low growth elasticity of poverty reduction; … recurrent shocks and exposure to risks such as economic crisis, conflicts, natural disasters,and “environmental poverty.”
What special event will the Church in the Philippines celebrate in 2021?
The year-long celebration for the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines will begin on April 17, 2021, to commemorate the first Easter Sunday mass in the Philippines at Limasawa Island in Southern Leyte.