Recent events in connection with the problems that have beset the Monte de Piedad and Savings Bank have tended to cause anguish to the faithful in Manila and to their shepherd, Jaime L. Cardinal Sin.

The Cardinal has borne these crosses as a true pastor, concerned not for himself but for the poor among his flock.  He has always stood by the truth, seeking justice yet always ready to forgive.

In this moment of trial, we the members of the Permanent Council of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, stand in solidarity with Cardinal Sin.  We hold him in fraternal esteem and affirm his personal integrity.  We support him with our prayers that justice and truth will prevail.
+OSCAR V. CRUZ, D.D.                                +EDMUNDO M. ABAYA, D.D.
President                                                      Vice President
+GAUDENCIO B. ROSALES, D.D.                 +JESUS Y. VARELA, D.D.
Member                                                        Member
+RAMON B. VILLENA, D.D.                          +CAMILO D. GREGORIO, D.D.
Member                                                        Member
+LEOPOLDO S. TUMULAK, D.D.                  +JESUS A. DOSADO, CM, D.D.
Member                                                        Member
+CARMELO D.F. MORELOS, D.D.                +TEODORO J. BUHAIN, JR.,D.D.
Member                                                        Treasurer
+NESTOR C. CARIÑO, D.D.
Secretary General

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