Archdiocese warns of ‘false pastor’ in Leyte
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lord’s Transfiguration in Palo, Leyte. ARCHDIOCESE OF PALO
June 18, 2018
Catholic officials said a phony priest has been making the rounds in the Palo archdiocese, celebrating Mass and other Sacraments.
Archbishop John Du of Palo clarified that a certain Fr. Algerico Cabilogan is pretending to be someone he is not — a Catholic priest.
The archdiocese claimed that Cabilogan is not Roman Catholic, and instead belongs to the Aglipayan Church.
Cabilogan has since severed himself from the Aglipayans, though, according to the archbishop.
“Let it be known that Fr. Algerico Cabilogan Jr. is not a Catholic priest and is prohibited from exercising any kind of ministry among the faithful of the Archdiocese of Palo,” stressed Du in a circular.
Reports reaching the Palo chancery revealed that Cabilogan has been administering the sacraments to Catholics.
“Asserting his ‘priestly personality’, he went as far as celebrating sacraments among the Catholic faithful,” Du said.
The archbishop urged the faithful to refrain from entertaining and participating in activities with the said “false pastor”.