Cultural

Tagumpay ng isang pinuno, nakasalalay sa awa ng Panginoon

Ito ang paalala ni Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President at Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas sa susunod na hanay ng mga Obispo na mamamahala sa kapulungan.

Ayon kay Archbishop Villegas, hindi ang karanasan o tagal ng paghawak sa isang posisyon ang batayan sa pagiging isang opisyal ng CBCP dahil nakasentro ito sa paggabay at grasya na ipinagkaloob ng Panginoon sa bawat mamumuno.

“Ang pagiging officer ng CBCP ay hindi nakasalalay sa experience. Ito ay nakasalalay sa awa ng Diyos at alam na alam ko na ‘yung Espiritu Santo na ibinigay sa kanila nang sila ay maging Obispo, ‘yun din ang Espiritu Santo na gagabay sa kanilang paglilingkod sa CBCP,” paglalahad ni Archbishop Villegas.

Samantala kampante rin ang Arsobispo na buong pusong magagampanan ni Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles ang kanyang tungkilin bilang ika-20 pinuno ng Kapulungan ng mga Katolikong Obispo ng Pilipinas.

Kaugnay nito itinalaga naman si Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David bilang ikalawang pangulo ng CBCP.

Magiging treasurer ng CBCP si Palo Archbishop John Du habang secretary general si Father Melvin Mejia.

CBCP Regional Representatives
Luzon:
North – Archbishop Marlo Peralta
Central – Bishop Ruperto Santos
South – Jose Rojas
Southeast – Victor Ocampo
Southwest – Reynaldo Evangelista
Visayas:
East – Bishop Isabelo Abarquez
West – Archbishop Jose Advincula

Mindanao:
North – Archbishop Martin Jumoad
South – Archbishop Romulo dela Cruz

CBCP Commissions:
Episcopal Committee on Basic Ecclesial Communities – Malaybalay Bishop Jose Cabantan

Episcopal Commission on Biblical Apostolate
Bishop Sofronio Bancud

Episcopal Commission on Cannon Law
Bishop Jacinto Jose

Episcopal Office on Bioethics
Bishop Ricardo Baccay

ECCCE
Bishop Ruperto Mallari

ECC
Buenaventura Famadico

ECCHC
Bishop Julito Cortes

Episcopal Commission on Culture
Bishop Elenito Galido

ECDF
Cardinal Orlando Quevedo
ECEA
Bishop Angelito Lampon

ECFL
Bishop Gilbert Garcera

ECHC
Bishop Patricio Buzon

ECIP
Bishop Prudencio Andaya

Permanent Committee on International Eucharistic Congress – Archbishop Jose Palma

Episcopal Commission on Inter-Religious Dialogue
Bishop Emmanuel Cabajar

ECL
Bishop Broderick Pabillo

Episcopal Commission on Liturgy
Bishop Victor Bendico

ECMIP
Bishop Ruperto Santos

ECM
Bishop Arturo Bastes

ECMR
Archbishop Antonio Ledesma

Episcopal Commission on Pontificio Collegio Filipino- Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle
ECPP
Bishop Joel Baylon

Permanent Committee on Public Affairs
Bishop Reynaldo Evangelista

CBCP-NASSA
Arcbishop Rolando Tria Tirona

ECS
Bishop Gerardo Alminaza

ECSC
Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara

ECV
Bishop David William Antonio

ECOW
Archbishop Jose Advincula

ECY
Bishop Leopoldo Jaucian

National Appellate Matrimonial Tribunal
Archbishop Oscar Cruz

Inaasahang isasagawa ang ‘turn-over ceromony’ sa ika-1 ng Disyembre bilang hudyat sa kanilang pormal na pagsisimula at pagganap sa iniatang na tungkulin.

Itinatag noong 1945, layunin ng CBCP na isulong ang pagkakaisa ng mga simbahan sa buong bansa habang ipinoproklama ang Ebanghelyo sa bawat mananampalataya.