CBCP names Quevedo 'Cardinal of Peace'

Posted at 02/22/14 8:50 PM

MANILA -- The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines has named Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, who was installed as a Cardinal of the Catholic Church by Pope Francis on Satuday, as a 'Cardinal of Peace'.

Iligan Bishop Elenito Galido,Basilan Bishop Martin Jumoad,Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes,Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo and Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos said in a statement that Quevedo has been instrumental in pushing for peace in Mindanao.

The bishops also said their fellow bishop has truly been blessed by God for his appointment as Cardinal.

Bishop Bastes, chairman ng CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Mission, said it is timely for Pope Francis to install Quevedo as Cardinal because of the bishop's role in trying to make Mindanao a peaceful region.

-- With Reports from Ricky Velasco, DZMM