Manila Cathedral warns public vs fake solicitation letter

Published April 21, 2021, 3:11 PM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

The Manila Cathedral has warned the public against a fake solicitation letter asking people for donations for the installation of Manila Archbishop-elect Jose Cardinal Advincula.

(MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

The Cathedral posted the picture of the fake solicitation letter Wednesday, April 21, on its Facebook page.

“Please be warned of a fake solicitation letter that is being sent to people asking for donations for the installation of Cardinal Jose Advincula Jr. as Archbishop of Manila,” the Cathedral said.

“We inform everyone that this letter is fraudulent and we are not soliciting money for Cardinal Advincula’s installation,” it further read.

The fake solicitation letter said that a fundraising is being initiated for the vestments, crosser pectoral cross, ring and other expenses for the supposed installation of Advincula on May 13.

Just last month, a hacked email account was used to solicit money with the bogus claim of raising fund to pay for the hospital bills of former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle.

The Archdiocese of Manila Office of Communications was informed about the hacked email by Father Gregory Ramon D. Gaston, the rector of Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome.

 
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