‘Angry because he was in love’: Outspoken Archbishop Oscar Cruz laid to rest


August 28, 2020

By Erik Tenedero

Archbishop Oscar Cruz, one of the strongest voices in the Philippine Catholic Church, was laid to rest on Friday in Dagupan City, where he served as metropolitan archbishop for almost two decades.

At the funeral mass at Saint John the Evangelist Cathedral, Archbishop Socrates Villegas paid tribute to his predecessor, calling him a saint who constantly sought a better Church and a better society for the people.

“He was a saint who rallied with us and joined us in picket lines against illegal gambling and prostitution, championing social justice and the rights of women,” Villegas said.

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