News Release

Statement of Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on the passing of Archbishop Oscar Cruz

We are one with the Catholic community in mourning the passing of Archbishop Oscar Cruz due to multiple organ failure caused by COVID-19.

Archbishop Cruz was instrumental towards fulfilling the sacred obligation of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) in strengthening and furthering the faith of all Filipino Catholics.

Archbishop Cruz was a good friend and a mentor. He was someone who was always a source of good news.

May his spiritual lessons remain amongst the faithful and be a source of strength and optimism, during our collective fight and recovery against COVID-19.

We pray for the eternal repose of the soul of Archbishop Cruz.