Cardinal Advincula lists education among his main advocacies

Cardinal Advincula lists education among his main advocacies

Cardinal Jose Advincula of Manila visits Radio Veritas on July 19. SCREENSHOT/VERITAS 846

By CBCP News

July 22, 2021

Manila, Philippines

Cardinal Jose Advincula has hinted at what would be one of his main advocacies in the Manila archdiocese— education.

The cardinal made his first pastoral visit to the archdiocese-run Radio Veritas on Monday, and announced some of his plans for his new ministry.

“I’m very bent especially towards education because of its more lasting effect on the lives of our people,” said Advincula, who was installed Manila archbishop last month.

Every year, there are about 1,000 scholars who graduate under Caritas Manila’s Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program (YSLEP).

Currently, there are more than 4,000 active scholars not just in Metro Manila but also in other provinces.

Over 10,000 scholars have benefitted from the program for the past 66 years. In 2019 alone, 98 percent of YSLEP scholars found employment a few months after graduation.

“We need to help not just the people in the archdiocese but also those from other places,” Advincula said.

“I know that we can still do a lot especially for our poor brothers and sisters,” he added.

The cardinal is known for establishing mission stations and mission schools in remote villages in his previous assignments.

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