7p Cardinal Sin, Head of the Church
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Jaime Lachica Cardinal Sin,
30th Archbishop of Manila
Cardinal Sin was born August 31, 1928 in New
Washington, Aklan, a small town in an island in the central
Philippines. He was the seventh of nine children of Juan Sin, a
Chinese businessman who had migrated to the Philippines, and Maxima
He was ordained to the
priesthood on April 3, 1954 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate
Concepcion in Roxas City, Capiz.
He was appointed Domestic
Prelate by Pope XXIII on February 26, 1960 and on February 10, 1967
was appointed Titular Bishop of Obba and Auxiliary Bishop of the
Archdiocese of Jaro. Consecrated to the Episcopacy on March 18,
1967, he was named Apostolic Administrator Sede Plena of the
Archdiocese of Jaro on June 20, 1970.
He was appointed by Pope
John VI as the 30th Archbishop of Manila on January 21, 1974 and
installed on March 19, 1974 at the Manila Cathedral. He chose the
motto "Serviam" (I will serve). Two years later, he was elevated to
the rank of a Cardinal during the Consistory in Rome on May 26,
1976. He was the third Filipino appointed Cardinal by the Pope.
On January 17,2005, the
Grandmaster of the Equestrian Order, His Eminence Carlo Cardinal
Furno, representing His Holiness, John Paul II issued the Golden
Palm of Jerusalem Certificate in honor of His Eminence, Jaime
Cardinal L. Sin, D.D. in Rome. The well-deserved award is in
recognition of Cardinal Sin's "active benevolence in the Holy
Church" while serving as Grand Prior of the Equestrian Order of the
Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in the Philippines. His Eminence is the
first Filipino to receive this award.
In the same year, he and close friend, John Paul
II, both faithful servants have been called home.