Cardinal Advincula tests positive for coronavirus

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

Manila, Philippines

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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