CBCP conducts seminar for newly ordained bishops

Published January 22, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Leslie Ann Aquino 

For the first time, a seminar was conducted for newly ordained bishops.

Secretary general of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Father Marvin Mejia (YouTube / MANILA BULLETIN)
Secretary General of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Father Marvin Mejia
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In an interview, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Secretary General Father Marvin Mejia said the purpose of the seminar was to brief the bishops about the conference.

“They were briefed about the conference’s history, structures and objectives,” he said.

“It was the first time that such seminar was held,” added Mejia.

Held at the Pope Pius XII Catholic Center in Paco, Manila, Tuesday, the seminar was attended by at least 30 bishops who were ordained from 2010 to 2019.

Mejia said the seminar was led by retired Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo and CBCP President Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles.

There will also be a seminar for retired bishops which is also a first.

According to Mejia, the seminar was requested by a retired bishop which he did not name.

“They also have personal matters that need to be addressed,” he said.

“Example is the retirement plan, others have it others don’t…So, this is open to all retired bishops who is still capable of attending physically,” added Mejia.

At present, there are more than 40 retired bishops.

On Wednesday, Catholic prelates also attended a seminar on stewardship and the arancel system.

The different seminars are being held days before the bi-annual Plenary Assembly of the CBCP on January 25 to 27.