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Philippine cardinal in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19

The archdiocese asked for prayers for the cardinal and all people who are sick with COVID-19

Catholic News Service

Catholic News Service

Published: September 18, 2021 07:45 AM GMT

Updated: September 18, 2021 08:58 AM GMT

Philippine cardinal in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19

Manila's new Archbishop Cardinal Jose Fuerte Advincula kneels during his installation ceremonies in Manila on June 24, 2021. (Photo: AFP)

Cardinal José Advincula of Manila has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in quarantine, said the Archdiocese of Manila.

In a Sept. 17 announcement, the archdiocese said the cardinal had a slight fever but no other symptoms.

While observing strict protocols, doctors are monitoring the cardinal's health, the statement said.

The archdiocese also asked for prayers for the cardinal and all people who are sick with COVID-19.

Cardinal Advincula, 69, was installed as archbishop of Manila, the largest diocese in the Philippines, June 24. He has been a human rights advocate and promoter of strong families throughout his years as a priest, bishop and cardinal.

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