Circular Letter No. 25 Series 2021 Information
Prot. N. 07-FGL050621
TO: HIS EXCELLENCY, THE REVEREND MEMBERS OF THE CLERGY, MEN AND WOMEN RELIGIOUS AND THE LAITY OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA
RE: OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA
Greetings of Grace and Peace!
Regarding the recent issue involving a priest of the Archdiocese and the affected family, I want to assure the faithful that the Office of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Fernando (RCASF) continues to reach out to the parties concerned to have a better appreciation of the situational canvass, with the ultimate objective of seeking the truth and offering pastoral guidance and support.
In the meantime, given the sensitive nature of the matter, and as a preliminary move, the Archdiocese has resolved to remove the priest from his parish assignment. The RCASF reserves the right to take appropriate actions as a more thorough investigation progresses, after the receipt of a formal complaint from the concerned party.
As I invite everybody to respond with introspective concern and earnest prayers. May I also kindly implore all of us to please respect the privacy, identity, and rights of the parties concerned, especially as they seek to deal with this sensitive and complex issue with divine guidance and in the most Christian way possible.
Rest assured that I am with all of you in prayerful discernment.
(Sgd.) ✙ FLORENTINO G. LAVARIAS, D.D.
Archbishop of San Fernando
(Sgd.) REV. FR. DANNY Q. NACPIL
06 May 2021