Cardinal Advincula tests positive for coronavirus
Cardinal Jose Advincula of Manila presides over Mass for Covid-19 frontliners at the San Felipe Neri Parish in Mandaluyong City on Sept. 15, 2021. PHOTO COURTESY OF FATIMA LLANZA/ RCAM-AOC
By CBCP News
September 17, 2021
Cardinal Jose Advincula of Manila has tested positive for Covid-19, his archdiocese said Friday.
Fr. Reginald Malicdem, the archdiocese’s chancellor, said that the cardinal does not feel any other symptoms aside from a “slight fever”.
“He is in quarantine, observing strict protocols,” Malicdem said. “Doctors are also monitoring his condition.”
The archdiocese asked for prayers for the fast recovery of the 69-year old cardinal, who was just installed as Manila archbishop last June.
“We appeal for your prayers for His Eminence and for all those who are sick with Covid-19,” Malicdem added.
Advincula was last seen in public on Sept. 15 at the San Felipe Neri Parish Church in Mandaluyong City, where he celebrated Mass to honor the country’s Covid-19 frontliners.
The cardinal is fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
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