DAILY CATHOLIC    THANKGIVING/ADVENT Special Issue for Wednesday through Sunday     November 24-28, 1999     vol. 10, no. 223-225


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      Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we spotlight each member of the Conclave in alphabetical order. We find this necessary as our dear Sovereign Pontiff Pope John Paul II grows older, clinging to hope, as we join him, of seeing the light of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart with the dawn of the new millennium - the Jubilee Year 2000. How much longer this 264th successor of Peter has left on this earth only God knows for sure, but His Divine Mercy is evident in allowing him to be with us this long for he truly is a saint for our times, truly Christ's Vicar on earth in these waning days before the glorious Reign of the Sacred Heart, the Time of Peace, the Era of the Eucharistic Presence, the New Pentecost, the Second Advent, the Age of the Holy Spirit. What 1999 will bring we have no idea, nor does anyone else, but with John Paul II at the helm, we feel much more secure in knowing God's Will will be done. Nevertheless, we want to preview the future Pope whether that be soon or much, much later, for no one lives forever and eventually one of those prelates will be selected as the 265th successor of Peter. This will give the reader a better insight into the man whom the Holy Spirit will move the conclave to choose. Thus we bring the reader vignettes on each cardinal in alphabetical order gleaned from the Catholic Almanac, The Official Catholic Directory, Inside the Vatican and other sources.

127.   Cardinal Jamie L. Sin

        The Archbishop of Manila Cardinal Jamie L. Sin is the 127th prelate we cover today. Born on August 31, 1928 in New Washington in the Philippines, he went on to become a priest on April 3, 1954 and was ordained Titular Bishop of Obba and Auxilary Bishop of Jaro in the Philippines on March 18, 1967. He was named Titular Archbishop of Massa Lubrense and Archbishop of Jaro on January 15, 1972 until January 21, 1974 when Pope Paul VI appointed him Archbishop of Manila, a position he has held for 25 years bringing stability and longevity to the Philippine capital and largest city.

        The Holy Father elevated Archbishop Sin to the cardinalate during the Consistory of May 24, 1976, bestowing on him the esteemed red-hat and the titular church of Santa Maria ai Monti. He was also elected into the Roman Curia with memberships on the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, the Congregation for Catholic Education and the Pontifical Commission for Social Communication as well as the Secretariat for Non-Christians.

        Over the years, Cardinal Sin has been one of the foremost promoters of various devotions and movements including Devotion to the Two Hearts and the Apostolate for Family Consecration as we highlighted in our profile on the 70th selection for the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY Jerry and Gwen Coniker. For more on Cardinal Sin, we recommend you check out the detailed profile on him for he was the 65th selection of TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY.

November 24-28, 1999       volume 10, no. 223-225


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