'True blessing':Churches in the Archdiocese of Manila thank Pabillo for serving as apostolic administrator

Published June 17, 2021, 9:53 AM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

Churches in the Archdiocese of Manila paid tribute Bishop Broderick Pabilllo, who served as apostolic administrator of the archdiocese for more than a year.


In a Facebook post, the Manila Cathedral said Pabillo was a “true blessing” to the people.

“As we prepare for the ordination of our new Archbishop, we thank God for the grace of our Apostolic Administrator Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo, who presided over the Archdiocese of Manila for 16 months. We feel your care as a true Bishop: a prophet who teaches and speaks for the people, a priest who leads us in prayer, and a shepherd who serves especially the poor and needy. You are a true blessing to our people Bishop Pabillo! Thank you very much,” read the post.

Quiapo Church thanked the prelate not only for his sincere service to the people but also for showing the face of Jesus of Nazareth.

“May the Lord God bless you, Dear Bishop Broderick Pabillo. Your sincere service to the People of the Archdiocese of Manila is invaluable. You showed us the face of Jesus of Nazareth and made us feel his love as High Priest, Prophet, and Servant,” it said.

The San Fernando de Dilao Parish expressed their gratitude to Pabillo for being a shepherd during a very difficult time.

“We are so grateful for you, Bishop Broderick! The events of the past year have been very challenging to all of us. Thank you for being our shepherd and guide in the Archdiocese as our Apostolic Administrator. We truly appreciate what you have done through this difficult time,” said the parish.

Last week, Pabillo thanked everyone especially the priests and lay leaders, for their collaboration and support during the 16 months that he was tasked to administer the archdiocese.

“Through prayer and hard work, we were able to carry out the Lord’s mission, especially during this challenging time of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic,” he said in a statement.

“With the coming of our new Archbishop, let us pledge to him our filial obedience and love,” added Pabillo.

Cardinal Jose F. Advincula will be formally installed as the 33rd Archbishop of Manila on June 24 at the Manila Cathedral.

Pabillo will remain in the archdiocese as auxiliary bishop.