Pope’s Boholano main man in UN to join city diocese diamond jubilee

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Pope’s Boholano main man in UN to join city diocese diamond jubilee

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Archbishop Bernardito Auza greets the Pope as he arrives in New York on September 24, 2015. (Photo from Vatican Radio)

Thirty-one years after he was ordained priest for the Diocese of Tagbilaran, Archbishop Bernardito Auza is set to join the celebration of the diocese’s 75th anniversary as papal nuncio and permanent observer of the Vatican to the United Nations (UN).

Auza, a Talibon native, will be among several bishops, priests and lay evangelists joining a reunion of Boholano clergy on the three-day diamond jubilee which starts on Nov 6. And ends Nov. 8.

The archbishop on the second day of the celebration will lead a mass at the Buon Pastore Evacuation and Community Training Center at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Barangay Taloto.

During the first day of the celebration, attendees will pay tribute to recently replaced bishop of the Tagbilran City diocese, Msgr. Leonardo Medroso who celebrates his 78th birthday on same day.

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The event will be followed by a Eucharistic celebration at the St. Joseph’s Cathedral which will be led by Medroso.

On the same day, the diocese will then start an outreach program themed “Breaking Bread through Service.”

Participants which include doctors and other health practitioners will hold a medical mission for the underprivileged, sick and homeless at Plaza Rizal.

The event’s third and final day will showcase a Barrio Fiesta at the Basic Ecclesial Community and a fireworks display at the cathedral grounds. (Rey Tutas)

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