3 Cebu bishops fully vaccinated against Covid-19

3 Cebu bishops fully vaccinated against Covid-19

From left, Cebu archdiocese’s Archbishop Jose Palma, Auxiliary Bishop Midyphil Billones, and Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Antonio Rañola receive their second doses of the coronavirus vaccine on May 14, 2021. PHOTO FROM PROJECT BALIK BUHAY FACEBOOK PAGE

By CBCP News

May 14, 2021

Cebu City, Philippines

Three Catholic bishops in the central Philippine archdiocese of Cebu are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, having received their second jabs on Friday.

Archbishop Jose Palma, Auxiliary Bishop Midyphil Billones, and Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Antonio Rañola received their last doses through the “Project Balik Buhay”.

Along with them were some elderly priests who received their vaccines through the local initiative in support of the national vaccination program.

Palma and Rañola both contracted Covid-19 last February and recovered.

In the Balanga diocese, Bishop Ruperto Santos also received the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine on May 10.

“I am grateful to be part of the solution,” Santos said, as he urged the public to do the same.

“Support and spread vaccine awareness. Get vaccinated. It is safe. It is our service,” he said.

The bishop also thanked the medical frontliners who are leading the fight against the pandemic.

“Our hearts are full of gratitude for our healthcare heroes who responsibly commit themselves to fight against COVID-19, and help us,” Santos added.

“Your resiliency, compassion and strength in keeping our communities safe and sound will be forever etched in our hearts,” he also said.

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