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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Jaime Cardinal Sin Dies, June 21, 2005

I will always remember this great prince of the Church as the man who courageously spoke out for truth, justice and for Christ. This man was instrumental in inspiring the people to rise up and overthrow two corrupt presidencies, using nothing but prayer and words. It is profoundly unfortunate that, despite those efforts, and the miracle of bloodless revolutions, our country remains besieged by corruption among many public officials. As Cardinal Sin had said, it is because Christ is absent from politics. As we pray for the eternal rest of Cardinal Sin in the loving arms of our Lord in Heaven, whom he served with love through his pastoral care of the Filipinos, we should also pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to assist the people of the Philippines, working miracles of conversion among the citizens and public officials, and sending more workers to build a truly Christian society.

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